Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Green Angel

Hello and thanks for stopping by again.  Today I have a card with an adorable angel from Sugar Nellie called Heavenly Angel

I think she has the sweetest face.  She was so much fun to color with my Prismacolor pencils.

I added lots of sparkles to this card  :)  I used a very fine glitter on her wings, a MS chunky glitter on the cloud, silver Stickles on the stars and green stickles around the edge of the image.  It really is very sparkly!

The DP is from Basic Grey.  The white panel is embossed with my Snowflake folder from Cuttlebug.  It is getting alot of use since I bought it!

I used my Frosty Border die to embellish the the front.  The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

The top panel inside is embellished with my Winterland Tree die (both dies are from Memory Box).

The writing panel is embellished with an old, old, old snowflake stamp which I embossed with silver embossing powder.

The back is simple again.  I should work on dressing them up a bit more.

One last view.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - silver, white, and a touch of color (I chose green)
Papertake - Sketch
Digi Tuesday - Go Green

That's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Sepia Christmas

Well.... sort of.  This was my first attempt at coloring an image using only one color in many shades.  I really wanted to enter the LOTV challenge this week which was "Anything" but I have a limited number of their stamps.  I figured if I was going to re-use a stamp I better make my card look very different from the last one.  I started thinking I would color it like I have seen several other cards colored lately... all in browns and absolutely gorgeous!!  Then the Shabby Tea Room challenge fit perfectly with this idea so I went for it.

I used my Prismacolor pencils (on Kraft paper) to color this adorable image from Lili of the Valley called Woodland Christmas.  Its one of my favorites  :)  I added silver Stickles to the lights on the tree.  I love Stickles  :)

I didn't use any DP this time.  I used Coordinations CS and used embossing folders to add interest.  The lighter panel on the left is the Swiss Dot folder from Sizzix and the dark panel on the right is Snowflake from Cuttlebug.  I added some pearls to some of the snowflakes.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid.  The ribbon is from my stash and since I know it is at least 15 years old, it certainly is vintage!

The inside panels are pretty simple with the addition of a Christmas tree die cut from Memory Box.  I bought mine at Simon Says Stamp.  These dies are wonderful!  I added a "shim" of cardstock under this one and it cut beautifully!  Can't wait to order more!

The back is simple also, but I do love this color combination!

One last picture, this time without the flash.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes
Mojo Monday - I used their great sketch!!
The Shabby Tea Room - Winter Picnic (for a great color scheme!)
Cupcake Challenge Blog - Color on Craft

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek today!

Blessings & Hugs


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sweet Christmas Wishes

Hello again!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Today I have another card using a fabulous image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Christmas Fairy Mint.  This is not Mo's new site, but rather the old one.  This cutie doesn't appear to be on the new site yet.  You can still order off the old one though  :)  And I'm glad for that because the old site has some great images!

I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and added Stickles to her wings and the edges of the paper.  I also added glossy accents to the candy canes.

The DP is from a K&Co stack called Secret Santa.  The dark green mat is embossed with my Cuttlebug embossing folder called Snowflake.  The pink rose and pins are from Wild Orchid.  The other flower and white "berries" are from Hobby Lobby (the floral department).  I added Stickles to the pink rose as well.  You can only see a tiny bit of the great die cut I used but the next picture shows how gorgeous it is!

I used a great die from Memory Box.  I ordered mine from Simon Says Stamp and you can find it here.  I also used the Corner Snowflake die and embellished the writing panel with it.  It looks like they are on sale right now so hurry over and snatch one because they seem to go quick!  I have to tell you these dies cut like a dream!  And the paper pops right out after you cut.  No sitting there with a pin to poke them out.  They were great!!


The back panel shows off the great DP.  It is very fun and festive!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog - Elves, fairies, Santas or snowmen
Digi Tuesday - Sparkle and Shine
Ribbon Carousel - Any Holiday
City Crafter - Pink Christmas
Cooking it Up with Katie - Punches, Ink, Embossing
Fairytale Challenge Blog - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Sketch

Thanks for taking a peek today!

Blessings & Hugs


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thinking of You

Hello again, and thanks for stopping by.  Today I have a card with a sweet image from Crafts and Me called Dear Diary.  I chose this image because of the challenge over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.  The challenge this time is a photo inspiration and as soon as I saw the photo I knew I wanted to use this image.

I colored this cutie with my Prismacolor pencils.  Her skin is a little orange  :(  I certainly need more practice, but I do like how the toadstools turned out.  The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid, of course, and the charm is from Hobby Lobby I think.

The great DP are from MME.  The pad is called Deena's Penny Lane.  These are the first sheets I've used from this pad and I can't wait to use more.  They are gorgeous and fun!  So much glitter on them!  The sentiment is from an old SU set.  It's my go-to set for cards.  So classic.

I made the front and inside left panel to follow the sketch from Graphicat Sketch Challenge.  It is a great sketch with all the layers so I thought I would repeat part of it on the inside.  The writing panel is embellished with my new favorite stamps from Inkadinkadoo (Flourishes).  Love this set!!

The back has one more layer than normal and I added stitching.... nothing wrong with looking great coming and going  ;)

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Fairy tale Challenge - photo inspiration

Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs


Monday, November 21, 2011

The Song in Your Heart

"A friend is someone who knows the song of your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."  Do you have a friend like that?  I know I do.  I don't get to see her as often as I would like, but she knows me inside and out and she always says exactly what I need to hear.  This sweet gypsy from The Saturated Canary is so beautiful, and I'm sure she's dancing to an amazing song.
I colored her on kraft cardstock with my Prismacolor pencils.  I used my new stamps from Inkadinkado "Flourishes" to stamp the edges of most of the papers including the image and the sentiment (both of which I printed from my computer).The edge of the image got some bronze glitter glue.
This is the quote I used.  I love it.  I added teal pearls to the rounded corners (which are a little off).  I stitched all the layers too.
I decided to make this an easel card since I haven't made one in a long time.  I added only one flower from Prima.
I think I might send this card to my friend.  Just to let her know how much I appreciate her.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
The Saturated Canary - Autumn Colors
The Pixie Cottage - Family Thankfulness
Creative Inspirations - Sketch
Catered Crop - kraft paper, Prismacolor pencils, circle punch, pearls, layers and layers

That's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek today!

Blessings & Hugs


Friday, November 18, 2011

Eskimo Kisses

Warm Winter Wishes... these two don't seem to mind the cold!  Siku and Shiya from Mo's Digital Pencil don't seem to mind the cold at all!  They look very happy!
I colored this adorable couple with my Prismacolor pencils.  I added tinsel glitter from MS to all their "fur".

I bought the great paper at AC Moore.  I didn't write down the name and after searching through the garbage in my studio I came up empty.  So sorry.  It is gorgeous though isn't it?  I added the swirls to the corners with a great stamp from Inkadinkado.  The set is called Artistic Flourish.  All the stamping done on the card is from this set.  I added some light blue glitter glue ($1 stuff from Joanns) to the edge of the image panel.  The pearls and rhinestones are also from AC Moore throughout the project... oh!  There's more!  Wait til you see!

Are you ready?  I'm in love with this project and I hope you like it too!

I had so much fun making this project until the wee hours of the morning last, this morning!  lol  My inspiration came from our little friends on the front cover giving each other what I was always told is an "eskimo kiss".  So, me being me, I started thinking about kisses and of course that means chocolate kisses, and one thing led to another and by 3am I had this box.  TA-DA!  I free-hand drew the "kiss" shape to cut out the window in the box.  I covered it with acetate so you can see the yummy goodness inside.  :)
On this side I have a tag I embossed with my Snowflake Cuttlebug folder.  I love how deeply it embosses.
This side is a rather large box (6x7x2.5 deep) to hold lots of chocolate!  I used the blue glitter glue around the edges of the cutout.

I added more of the gorgeous designer paper to the sides of the box.  This shot also shows how beautiful the flourish stamps are.

I am entering my box in the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room - A Shabby Pastel Christmas
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Two's Company
Digital Tuesday - Christmas Time
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Card and Gift Holder in One
Ribbon Carousel - Sketch
Cooking It Up with Katie - Die cut a tag  for Christmas
The Paper Shelter - Snowflakes
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas with Pearls

Thanks for taking a peek today!

Blessings & Hugs


Monday, November 14, 2011

Get Well Soon Little Guy

Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I have 2 fun projects and I hope you enjoy looking at them.  I loved creating them and am waiting for the right time to give them away!  I used a great image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Needs Mummy.

Isn't he the cutest thing?  I just want to pick him up and hug him.  He looks like he needs a good snuggle!  I colored him with my prismacolors.  He didn't get much embellishment, but I don't think he needed much.  I did emboss the tiny piece of white with a Cuttlebug folder called "Spots and Dots". 

The first project I did was this tissue box cover.  I thought he was perfect for this!  Did you see his left hand? Well, actually, you can't see his hand.  All you can see is a tissue sticking out of his sleeve.  This little guy is really sick!  I didn't have a template for the cover.  I just measured the box and cut my paper.  I used my oval Nesties to cut the hole in the top.  I used a MS punch for the band around the box.

Here's a view of the top.  I used a small star stamp from a $1 set from Joann's to stamp around the opening.  I also used it on the corners of the image, but since I stamped it blue on blue you can't really see it.  I like how it turned out though.

The next project is a Get-Well card to match.  The front is exacly the same as the box.

I used a big piece of the design paper (it was open stock DCWV from Joanns I think) for the top panel.  It's all about boys and I think it's so cute.  The writing panel is edged with the same MS PATP from the box cover.

I am entering my box in the following challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog - Fancy Folds
The Pixie Cottage - Blue For a boy and a Sketch

That's it tonight.  Thanks for taking a peek!
Blessings & Hugs


Sunday, November 13, 2011

All I Want For Christmas

Good Morning!  I'm so glad you are here today.  The card I have today is a Christmas card, but in non-traditional Christmas colors.  For some reason when I saw the sketch at Sugar Nellie this week these are the papers that popped into my head.  I have learned that I just need to go with my muse when she tells me to do something.  (My children think its odd that I have a creative fairy helping me out.  But I figure I need someone to blame when the imspiration leaves!)  Anyway.... I like how this card turned out and I hope you do too.
Isn't this an adorable couple?  I love this image.  It comes from Funky Kits and is called Warm Winter Wishes.  Unfortunately, I could not find it over there.  Maybe it is out of stock.  idk  I stamped them with a grey ink pad this time to give it a softer feel.  I colored with my prismacolors.  Their bellies are little too yellow for my taste, but ya live and learn  :)
The gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid.  I added a Christmas tree charm from my LCS.  She has a great selection.  I had forgotten that.  I will be going back thats for sure!!  I added some tinsel glitter from MS to his hat and the flowers.  I was hoping it would look like snow or frost on the roses.  In my neck of the woods it isn't the time of year for roses to be blooming, but my son has a rose bush that won't stop.  He gave me 2 more pink roses this week!  So maybe the idea of pink roses on a Christmas card isn't so far-fetched!
My papers are from a K&Co pad called Spring Blossom by Susan Winget. Don't you just love her stuff?  I know I do.  She is amazing!  The text paper, however, I made myself.  I found the words for the Christmas carol "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey and printed them in grey ink on my printer. nYou can listen to this great song here.  I think these little guys are singing this song to each other.  :)
The inside is pretty simple with just a small sunflake from a MS punch.  I added the text again  :)
The back is a little simpler than my last few cards.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl - Sketch and Patchwork
Cooking It Up With Katie - Folds, Fancy, Flowers
Capcake Craft Challenges - Textalicious

I think thats about it.  :)  Thanks for taking a peek today!

Blessings & Hugs


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Sparkly Christmas

Good Morning and thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Today I have a very sparkly Christmas card to share with you.  I used the adorable image Woodland Christmas from Lily of the Valley.  I've mentioned before that I have a bunny and I am always drawn to images of bunnies.
You can see that I have added ALOT of glitter to my card.  It is soooo sparkly.  :)  I love it!  One of my boys suggested I put some stars in my night sky, so I used some silver Stickles to add tiny stars.  I think it was a good idea.  I also added glitter to the lights on the tree.  I added some glossy accents to the ornaments, too.

I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils.  The small snowflake punch is from Martha Stewart.  The gorgeous papers are from K & Co. (Secret Santa).  I think they made this card so fun.  The blue circle was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Snowflake.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid, of course.  The beads are from my stash.  I added more Stickles to the flowers  :)  hehehe

The inside is pretty simple.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Lily of the Valley - Bright and Sparkly
Truly Scrumptious - Bingo (I used glitter, flowers and dry embossing)
Cute Card Thursday - Baby, You're a Firework
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas
Creative Inspirations - All Stitched Up
Papertake Weekly - Christmas

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

Blessings & Hugs


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanks For Your Help

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I have another card using another cutie from Mo's Digital Pencil 2 called The Big One.  He is such a cutie, and he is very determined!  lol

The papers are all cardstock from Coordinations.  The leaves I stamped around the edges are an old set from Stampin' Up.  The ribbon and brads are from my stash.  I made the sentiment on my computer.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid.  I colored him with my Prismacolor pencils.

The inside is pretty simple with ribbon from my stash.  The pumpkin stamp is from the same Stampin Up set.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge - Give Thanks
The Shabby Tea Room - A Shabby Thanksgiving
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Thanksgiving

Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs