Thursday, October 31, 2013

Witching Hour

The big day is here - ghosts and goblins favorite day has arrived!!!

My special card to celebrate today features three images and a wonderful sentiment from Eat Cake Graphics.  Grisdela on Her Broom, Pumpkin Patch Giggles, and Graveyard were all colored with Copics , then fussy cut and mounted on the card front.  The sentiment Broom Fits finishies off this happy halloween card.

Have a spooky day!!!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Haunting Day

Only two more days until the goblins will be out trick or treating so I'm wishing everyone a Happy Halloween, and my card today celebrates the season!!
The image is from High Hopes Stamps and is entitled "Boo Family in Frame" available here.  I mounted the Copic colored image on the card front made using dp from My Mind's Eye Happy Haunting collection, black twine, and a Spellbinder die graveyard.
Card Recipe -
Sky - B29, B39
Gold Stars - YR21, YR23, YR24
Frame - E33, E35, E37
Oranges - YR02, YR04, YR09
Greens - YG21, YG23, YG25
Ghosts - B32, Colorless Blender
Have a great Halloween, and be sure to check out the winner of this month's challenge at One Crazy Stamper, which will be announced on Thursday, and then check out the new theme on Friday.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Give Thanks

Today's card features another beautiful image from Whimsy Stamps Wee Stamps artist Sylvia Zet, and displays this months challenge theme for One Crazy Stamper of Thanksgiving or Halloween.
The image is Wyanet available here and I have used Copics to color her.  The image was then cut and matted with a Spellbinders die, and then mounted on paper from My Mind's Eye.  Butterfly dies from Cherry Lynn, and floral flourishes from Memory Box frame the image.
Card Recipe -
Hair - E 44, E47, E49
Outfit - YR21, YR23, YR24
Skin - E21, E11, E13
Purples - BV02, BV04, BV08
Turquoise - BG72, BG75, BG78
Rock - W4, W6, W8
Sky - BG11, YR31, RV63, Colorless Blender
You still have over a week to enter the monthly challenge at One Crazy Stamper to win a fabulous prize - check out all of the details here.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Creatures Were Stirring....

Halloween is just a few short days away, so here's an adorable card using three images from the super fabulous company Eat Cake Graphics!!!

I simply love the images that Holly creates, and this year she has come out with some adorable new Halloween images and sentiments - if you haven't visited her store check it out at  My card today features some of Holly's older images - 2050-F Mr Frisky takes Flight, 3056-I Hank (the dog) on his Hoover, and 5052 -C Crumbs Away.  All of the images are colored with Copics, fussy cut, and then popped up on the card base that I created by masking the moon, and then airbrushing the blue night sky.  The wonderful sentiment is also from Eat Cake Graphics - 8193-E Creatures WERE Stirring.
I'm working on couple of cards featuring the newest images, so keep checking back to see the results!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Very Scary Sight!!!

Wow, hard to believe but it's only a couple of more weeks until one of my favorite holidays will be here - I love Halloween almost as much as Christmas - the ghosts and goblins will be out prowling the streets.  My card this week features the adorable image Hazel from Whimsy Stamps Wee Stamps collection, and fits the theme for this months challenge at One Crazy Stamper.
I colored the image with Copics then cut it out with a Spellbinders die, then used an Antique Linen Distress Ink pad to color the background.  The edges of the die shape were also inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The dp is from My Mind's Eye Happy Haunting collection, which is also where the "Scary" word came from.  I used two Memory Box dies to cut the spider web and spider for the corner of the card front.  The hints of glitter on the spider were created with a Sakura Star Dust pen.
Card Recipe -
Dress, Hat - V05, V06, V09
Black - N6, N8, N10
Green Hair - YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17
Broom - YR21, YR23, YR24
Oranges - YR02, YR04, YR09
Broom Handle/Browns - E35, E37
Skin- YR00, YR01. BV01
Don't forget to check out the beautiful creations from the rest of the design team and enter the monthly challenge to win a fabulous prize.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall Beauty

Welcome to another Terrific Tuesday for One Crazy Stamper, and in keeping with this months theme of Thanksgiving/Halloween, I have colored up a gorgeous image from Whimsy Stamps artist Crissy Armstrong.
This image is entitled Crown of Daisies, but I took creative license and choose to color her up in gorgeous fall colors making the daisies resemble sunflowers!  I then paired her with the designer paper from Graphic 45's French County collection.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Raindrops Echo Autumn stamp set.  Here's the Copic colors that I used on this image:
Skin - E01, E11, E21
Hair - E34, E35, E37
Dress - YR21, YR24, YR27, YR18
Greens - E81, E84, E87
Flowers - YR14, YR15, YR18, E07, E04, YR04
Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams creations and enter to win a fabulous prize at the One Crazy Stamper blog.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Wishing You Well

Today's card expresses how I'm feeling today - I am now on day nine post op after a total right knee replacement.  Painful experience that no one should have to go through, but in a couple of months I am sure that I will love the results of all of this pain and discomfort.  Funny how you take the little simple everyday things for granted, until something like this comes along and makes you really think about day to day life.
The card features the Penny Black stamp Wishing You Well image from Mo Manning, that I have colored with distress ink reinkers and my trusty watercolor brushes.  The dp is from We R Memory Keepers, and the flowers are from the local big box craft store.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Autumn Rules!

It's a new month and that means that it's time to announce the new challenge theme for One Crazy Stamper, and for the month of October we are asking you to create a project with a Thanksgiving/Halloween theme.  To me October means the changing of the fall colors and taking time to thank family and friends for all the love and support they have shown each other throughout the year.  When I saw the images from Whimsy Stamps artist Sylvia Zet ( Wee Stamps ), I could see using them with the gorgeous fall colors that are all around us at this time of year.

This beautiful image is called Lomasi, which means pretty flower, which for me is the gorgeous sunflowers that bloom at this time of year.  I colored the image with Copics then tore the edges, and matted it on eggplant cardstock that also has a torn edge.  The dp is from My Mind's Eye, flowers are from Prima and the sentiment is from my collection of stamps.

Card Recipe
Outfit - Y21, Y26, Y28
Skin - E31, E33, E35
Wine Accents - V93, V95, V99
Feathers/Bells - BG70, BG72, BG75
Hair & Dark sections on Animal - E57, E59, E49
Tummy & Beard of Animal - E50, E51, E53
Head, Body & Tail of Animal - E35, E37, E39
Inside of Ears/ Nose - E59
Ground - Y21, E31, E33

Make sure to check out the fabulous prize you could win by entering this months challenge at One Crazy Stamper, and leave some love for the design teams wonderful creations here.