Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pink Dandylion

Wow, who turned the page to a new month - it's June already, it seems like I just put the Christmas decorations away!  Hard to believe but it's time for the new monthly challenge theme at One Crazy Stamper, and this time it's a SKETCH designed by one of our own, Cindy!!  Here's the sketch.....

and this is my card featuring Kraftin' Kimmie Dandy Lion.

The image was stamped on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Memento ink, colored with Copics, highlighted with Stickles Cotton Candy, and matted with grey cardstock.  The edge of the mat was covered with Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Cool Highlight, then the entire image was popped up on dp from Glitz Pretty in Pink paper pack.  I fussy cut the sentiment from an identical sheet of the dp and popped it up for added dimension.  For the flower I cut the Italian Flourish Doily from Cheery Lynn Dies, sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, and while it was still damp scrunched it.  The center of the flower is a piece of seam binding inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, and also scrunched, and highlighted with the Cool Highlight glitter.  Leaves for the flower were cut with a Martha Stewart punch, the corners are from the Whimsy Stamps Shapeology Dies Corner set, and edges were inked with Victorian Velvet.

Check out the rest of the design teams wonderful cards here, then join the fun to win an awesome prize!!
Hooked On Craft Challenges - All That Glitters
Southern Girls Challenge - #45 Dying to Diecut
 Truly Scrumptious Challenge - #81 Pretty in Pink

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Japanese Sweetheart

Vintage/Shabby Chic is the theme for this weeks challenge at The Paper Shelter!!!  For the challenge I colored the image "Japanese Cute Doll" with Copics, fussy cut her and popped her up on the matching digital paper that is part of the image purchase.  If you haven't checked out the gorgeous digital papers available at The Paper Shelter, pop on over and see the papers available with images, and the packs of themed paper.  The ribbon and coin are from my stash, and the sentiment is from a My Favorite Things set.
The very talented and generous Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter are offering a fabulous prize of $20 to spend on whatever your like in their online store, if you use one of their gorgeous images in the challenge this week. If you do not use one of their images, you can still enter the challenge to win 3 of their images of your own choice.

Crafty Cardmakers - #69 Distress It

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Light of Hope

It's Terrific Tuesday again for One Crazy Stamper, and today I am featuring a brand new Whimsy Stamp from artist Sylvia Zet called "Hopeful".

The image was stamped on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copics.  I used Clearsnap Smooch Illuminate paint on the lantern to make it shine, and of course you can't see it, but it's there!  The image was then layered on four different papers from an older My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper collection Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky.  The layers were distressed with the We R Memory Keepers Heart Attack Distressing/Sanding tool, and then inked with Tsukineko Memento Dew Drops - Danube Blue and Lilac Posies.  The flowers are a mix of companies, butterfly is an older Prima embellishment, and the die is from Cheery Lynn. 
Wishing you a sunny day today!

The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge - Anything Goes CPC052512
Shopping Our Stash - #53 May Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers - #69 Distress It
Make It Monday - #91 Anything Goes
Ooh-la-la Creations Challenge - #106 Make It Girly
By the Cute and Girly - Spring Is All Around
Oozak - #2 Spring Colors

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Devil Nurse

Welcome to the next challenge at Dream Valley - Humour.  Our sponsors this fortnight are Bugaboo Stamps and Crafty Emma's Store.

I printed out and colored "Nurse Margaret - Be Nice to Me" with Copics, then fussy cut and popped the image up on dp from Bo Bunny's Crush collection.  The sentiment is included with the digital image, and the ribbon is from my stash.  Don't you just love her red glowing eyes - waaaaahaaaahaaaa!!!!

Art Impressions - #64 Anything Medical

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Things With Wings Challenge

It's time for my turn to showcase one of Crissy Armstrong's delightful images at her challenge blog Sundays With Crissy.

This is "Wings of Hope" from Whimsy Stamps.  I have stamped the image on watercolor paper and then colored it with Distress Inks.  Although you can't see it in this photo I used Twinkling H2O's on the wings, mane, tail, and pole to add glimmer and shine.  The background paper was made by inking Impression Obsession's Fluff stamp with distress inks.  The corner flourish is from Memory Box, the sentiment is Whimsy Stamps Ticket Notes, and the ribbon is from my stash.
Check out the rest of the design teams wonderful creations this month here, and then enter to win the challenge.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Vintage/Shabby Chic Party Time

This is my second post for today, so if you are looking for my One Crazy Stamper post please scroll down.

The Paper Shelter is sponsoring Party Time Tuesday's Challenge today, and they asked if some of the TPS design team members could submit a card for inspiration.  The challenge theme is Vintage/Shabby Chic and this is the card I've designed using the image "Beautiful Mermaid".  The image is colored with Copics and mounted on K and Company's Julianne collection paper.  The dies are from Spellbinders, sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie, and the pearl trim is from my stash.
Visit Party Time Tuesday's Challenge blog here, and join the fun!!

There's a "NAP" for That!!

I LOVE Art Impressions images and the newest release has not disappointed!!!
So for this weeks One Crazy Stamper project, I have used an AI People image "Power Napper Set".

As usual I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic Xpress It cardstock and colored it with Copics.  No fussy cutting this time, unless you count her feet sticking out of the frame!!  Spellbinders Label Two was used to cut the image out, as well as to frame it.  I stamped the included sentiment repeatedly on to the dp from My Mind's Eye Fiddlesticks collection, with Versafine Onyx Black ink - the repeating seems to reflect the sentiment - stress, chaos and mayhem.  The card is a gate fold with black sheer ribbon tying it closed, and Viva Decor pearls accenting it.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ya Seadog!!!

Happy Holiday Monday to all my fellow Canadians who are celebrating Victoria Day!!
I spent most of the weekend just taking life easy, except for getting the kitchen walls painted - one more thing checked off the list for getting the house ready to sell.  I also spent some time surfing the web, and found a couple of new digital stamp sites, one of which I am showing today!!  This is Little Sailor Boy from The Doodle Garden, a wonderful etsy site featuring digital works of extreme cuteness from Jennifer Nilsson!!  You can check out her site here.
I printed the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock with my Epson printer, then colored it with Copics.  The dp is from Authentique's Genuine collection, which I distressed and inked, stitches were done with a Zig Writer pen, sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie, and the buttons are from my stash. 
Enjoy the rest of your holiday Monday, and check out Jennifer's etsy store to find more little cuties!!

Make It Monday - #90 Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge - #149 Buttons Galore
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Happy Birthday
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - #108 Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge - #92 Stars
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #13 For The Boys
Southern Girls Challenge - #44 About the Boys

Saturday, May 19, 2012

New Challenge Blog at Mayzy Art

BIG NEWS TODAY!!!!  There's a new challenge in town today - MAYZY ART!!!
Mayzy Art is a wonderful digital stamp site with fantastic images, and I was honored to be asked to join the first ever design team.  So today, myself and the other dt's get to  introduce a few of Mayzy's images for the first challenge of FLOWERS!!! 

My card today features "Natsuko", just one of the Around the World images available at the Mayzy Art etsy site.  I have colored the image with Copics, fussy cut and then layered it on to paper from Bo Bunny's Serenity Collection.  The frame, cut from more paper from Bo Bunny, is the Japanese Garden Lace Oval die from Cherry Lynn, and the branch and cherry blossoms are Memory Box dies.  The blossoms are cut from vellum, scored, inked and accented with yellow pearls made with a Viva Decor pearl pen.  Please check out the rest of the design teams beautiful creations and leave them some love, then get creating and enter the first challenge at Mayzy Art.

Card Makin' Mamas - #45 May Flowers
Simply Create Too - #13 Mother's Day  ( or Feminine )
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #19 Flowers

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

TPS Challenge #64 - Birthday

It's team B's turn to showcase The Paper Shelter's beautiful images for the challenge this week of "Birthday card with Sentiment".  I have used the wonderful "A. Mucha Influence - Spring", and surprise ----I didn't use one single Copic marker.  I printed the image on kraft cardstock, and then used my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to add the colors of white and brown.  The sentiment is from LOTV, the white card front was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the lace was from my stash.

The very talented and generous Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter are offering a fabulous prize of $20 to spend on whatever your like in their online store, if you use one of their gorgeous images in the challenge this week. If you do not use one of their images, you can still enter the challenge to win 3 of their images of your own choice.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ice Cream Anyone?

It's terrific Tuesday again!!!  Where does the time go?  One Crazy Stamper's theme for the monthly challenge is.... drum roll please...Mothers!!!!
I've colored up another Kraftin' Kimmie image, "Rescue Ranger" with Copics then layered her on three dp's from Simple Stories Fabulous collection and Bazzill Vintage Pink cardstock.   The sentiment is included with the image, and the pearls were made with a Light Green Viva Decor Pearl Pen.
Jump on over to the challenge blog, check out the rest of the design teams fabulous creations and then enter to win a terrific prize!!!

We are looking for guest designers to help promote One Crazy Stamp, a Canadian craft store! One Crazy Stamper carries all your favorite brands. We are especially interested in Canadian designers helping to promote OCS, but all are welcome to apply.

We require 2 projects to be submitted prior to the 1st of the month of your designated Guest Design Spot. Projects should display products carried in the One Crazy Stamper Store.
Your first project will fit the OCS monthly challenge theme and the second can be any theme.

-You will receive a 25% discount to the OCS store (15% discount applied in addition to already listed 10% off discount.)
-OCS guest designer blinkie
-Get to know some fabulous gals that share your passion.

Please email Jacilynn at, to apply. Please include your name & a link to your blog or gallery. No prior DT experience necessary.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Summertime Yoyo!!

Wow, it's time for the next challenge at Dream Valley and the theme for the next fortnight is to CASE - Copy and selectively edit the Design Team creations.  When you enter the challenge please state who you have cased!  There are two terrific prizes up for grabs this time, so jump on over to Dream Valley Challenges and play along with us. 

I choose to work with another Saturated Canary image - this is "Yoyo", which I colored with bright summery Copic colors - can't you just imagine her walking along a nice tropical beach somewhere!!  The image was layered on cardstock and dp from Bo Bunny's Vicki B. collection, and I made rolled flowers to match.  Check out the rest of the teams wonderful creations, pick a project to CASE, and create to win!

Color Me Creative - #48 Anything Goes
Designed to Color - #1 Rolled Flowers
The Squirrel and The Fox - #17 One for the Girls
2 Sisters Challenge - #91 Make it Girlie

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Special Garden for a Friend

Here's another card that I had time to create lately.  The digital image is from Crafts and Me artist Sara Burrier, and is entitled "Dusk".  I printed her on Copic Xpress It cardstock, colored her with Copics, then fussy cut her.  The background dp is from Trimcraft's Desert Blooms collection and the strip of fairies is "Tiny Treasures" from Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime collection.  Lace is from May Arts, sentiment is from Just Rite Quiet Moments set, and the frame around the sentiment is a Spellbinders die from the Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents set.

Crafts and Me Challenges - #83 Punches & Dies
The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge - Mother's Day or Much Loved Female
Scrapbook Sisters - #83 Off Center
Stampavie and More - #167 Monochrome
Bearly Mine Challenges - #34 Fairies
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Happy Mother's Day
Lollipop Crafts - #79 Mama Mia
Make it Monday - #88 Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - #17 Monochromatic
Pile It On Challenge - #19 Fairytales, Fantasy & Daydreams
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #47 Mother's Day/ Feminine with Ribbon

Triple T time!

Terrifc Tuesday time is here again, and my card for One Crazy Stamper this week features an awesome image from Art Impressions entitled "BBQ Couple".
Can you smell the hamburgers grilling?  This would be an excellent card for an anniversary for a special couple.  The image was printed on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored with Copics.  The dp is from my stash, as are the colored circles, and the sentiment is included with the image.
Check out the online store, or if you are lucky enough to live in the Bolton, Ontario area, visit the brick and mortar store, for a wonderful selection of scrapbooking and card making products.  The best prices for Copic sketch markers and refills in Canada, can be found at One Crazy Stamper.

Monday, May 7, 2012

News, News, News!!!

Good morning everyone!!  I have some wonderful news to share with you today!
A few weeks ago I found a new digital stamp artist through The Outlawz, and featured a card with one of her adorable images here.  The wonderful artist May Green recently announced her search for the first design team for Mayzy Art stamps, and I was lucky enough to be chosen to join the group!!!
The formal announcement was made today on the Mayzy Art blog, so here's a close up of my introduction card.

I colored the Break Dance digital stamp with Copics, fussy cut the image, and popped it up on a background I created by heat embossing an Whimsy image and coloring some of the elements.
Hop on over to the blog and check out the rest of the teams beautiful cards, and stay tuned for the first challenge on May 19th.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Just Because

My card today features an image that reminds me of my daughter and our first dog, Blueberry, who was an old english sheepdog.  Somewhere in my photos I have an image of my dd hugging Blueberry just like this.

The image is from Kanban Clear Stamps set "Annabel", colored with Copics.

Wishing everyone a terrific day!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Getting Sketchy Challenge #62 TPS

The Paper Shelter Team B is showing off our projects for Challenge #62 - Getting Sketchy!!! 
The very talented and generous Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter are offering a fabulous prize of $20 to spend on whatever your like in their online store, if you use one of their gorgeous images in the challenge this week. If you do not use one of their images, you can still enter the challenge to win 3 of their images of your own choice.

Here's the Sketch that we were asked to follow:

I printed out the image "Pretending to be a Mom" onto Copic Xpress It Cardstock using my Epson printer, then colored it with Copic Sketch markers.  The dp is from My Mind's Eye, while the doily, buttons and sentiment are all from my stash.  Check out the rest of the design teams beautiful projects and enter the challenge to win.