Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Little Request Please!!!

This is it - the big weekend for eating lots of turkey is just a couple of days away, but this poor little guy has a special request for you - GO VEGAN!!!!!

This sweet image is from High Hopes Rubber stamps available here, and is called "Tom's Plea".  I have colored him with Copics including the front of the card.  Some ribbon trim and punched leaves finish off the card front.

Card Recipe
Turkey - E23, E27, E29
Oranges - YR04, YR09, YR18
Reds - R24, R27, R29
Blacks - T5, T8, T10
Neck, Beak, Feet, Handle of sign - E40, E42, E43
Ground - C1
Background - FY1

Sunday, October 4, 2015

More Advents

Christmas season is fast approaching, and last year I did several advent calendars to celebrate the season.  Here's photos of two of the advent calendars I made last year.

The first version features a bird and his home, while the second one features an older Hallmark ornament of Santa.

Loved making them and I hope you enjoy looking at them!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Beary Snowy

Mother Nature is giving us a taste of winter today - just a few snowflakes flying around, but the temperature is only 3 and the wind is brutal - brrrrrrrrr is all I can say!

Here's another card that I colored last year - amazing what you find in your old posts.  This adorable image is from Lili of the Valley that I colored with Copics.  The hat received a coat of Polar White Flower Soft to add some dimension, and a wood snowflake mounted in the corner of the card front, finishes off the card.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Cold Hands....

Here's another card that I did last winter, and then forgot to post.  It's the perfect card for today as our wonderful summer weather is coming to an abrupt end - it's currently 20 but tomorrow's high is a cool 4 with snow and sleet!!  Brrrrrr!!!!

This adorable image and sentiment are from Lili of the Valley.  The image was colored with Copics, cut out with a Spellbinder die, and then mounted on paper from my stash.  The snowflake border and individual snowflakes are from Joy Craft.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Blog Hop

October 1st is here; the children have been back in school for a month, Christmas is getting closer  and we have a new challenge at OCS as well as another blog hop.  The challenge theme is Christmas/Halloween/Fall.  Remember you  can have up to 5 entries, but no digital stamps.  The challenge prize will be two High Hopes Rubber Stamps of the winner's choice.

We are still celebrating the "Joys of the Seasons", the newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

While we are continuing this celebration of this newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps the gals from both the High Hopes and OCS Design Teams are hosting another Blog Hop from the 1st to the 5th of this month and and winner/winners will be chosen on the 7th.  Make sure you visit each gal to see what new release they have on their blog and then go back to the challenge posts and leave a comment on the OCS or High Hopes blogs.  Make sure you check the posts for both OCS and High Hopes blogs on the 7th to see if you are the winner.

This cutie is "Frankie" available here.  I have colored the image with Copics, then fussy cut and adhered it to the card front that features the Wonky Squares Spellbinders die, a sentiment from High Hopes Stamps available here, and some orange pearls made with a Viva D├ęcor pen.
Card Recipe
Skin - YG93, YG95, YG97
Pumpkin - YR04, YR15, YR14, YR18
Suit - V25, BV25, BV29
Screws - N3, Wink of Stella silver
Fangs, Candy, Inside of Eyes & Nose of Pumpkin - Y38
Blacks - N4, N7, N10, B01
Shirt - B000, B01, B02
Ground - C1
Here's the list of the design team members and the order of the blog hop, so from my blog your next stop is Lisa's.

Shari M.
Shari G.
Lora (Owner of HH and OCS)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Play Hard

I've been going through my drafts of posts, and have noticed that I have a lot of cards that never got posted, so here's the first of many older cards from earlier this year.

This card features a Prima stamp that I colored with Copics, and then mounted on older Basic Grey paper.  To achieve the texture on the overalls I used some Copic Blender solution in a mister and a cross hatch textured stamp,  The gears are a die from Memory Box, and the sentiment is an oldie from my stash.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Autumn Adorable!!

The days are getting cooler, you can feel the change of season in the air, but I love the color explosion of fall, with all the beautiful gold, red and orange hues in the leaves of the trees.  My card today celebrates the season!

This adorable image is Fairy Twila from C. C. Designs that I have colored with Copics, and then mounted on older paper from Chatterbox.  The ribbon was a steal from Costco, and the flowers are from my stash and are a mix of Prima, Wild Orchid and even some from the local big box craft store.  The sentiment is from Whipper Snapper stamps.  Love this stamp and will be using her again soon - maybe you'll see her pop up as a Christmas card!