Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tiniest Moments

Card Recipe
Image - Stampavie Simon Papillon
Ink - Tsukineko Versa Fine Onyx Black
Coloring Medium - Distress Inks
Punch - Martha Stewart Woodland Branch
 Die - Memory Box - Woodland Branch
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

Crazy Amigo Challenge - Dies & Punches
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge - #31 Cute as Can Be
The Crafty Pad - #181 Things with Wings
Patties Creations Challenge - #49 Animals/Insects

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's a Mo Day!

What a coincidence, the challenge at Mo's Digital this week is to create a card with the theme of "In the Doghouse".  I have had this image colored for a few months, and as luck would have it, I finally made it into a card this past weekend!!!

I merged two of Mo's wonderful digital images to make this super cute card - "Guilty Bert" and "Guilty Rocco".  The image is colored with Copics and matted on to dp from DCWV's The Guy Stack.  I kept the embellishments to a minimum using strips of matching cardstock and a Viva Decor Pearl pen to add green pearls.

Bella and Bronte's Challenge - #145 In The Doghouse
Delightful Sketches - Dog Days of Summer
Paper Playtime - #79 Miss You Card

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

TPS #74 Metal Embellishments

Welcome to Team B's challenge at The Paper Shelter.  The theme for week #74 is Metal Embellishments, and since I seem to be on a cowboy theme this month, I've colored the image "Little Cowboy".

The dp is from Best Creation's Cowboy Up collection, and comes already cut to this shape.  The metal brads are from Karen Foster, belt buckle is an oldie from W R Memory Keepers, and the ribbon is from my stash.  The sentiment is from a recent win at Art Impressions.
The Paper Shelter is offering a terrific prize of $20.00 to spend on whatever you like at the online store, if you use one of their images. If you do not use one of their images, you can still enter the challenge to win 3 of their images of your choice.

Divas By Design Challenge - #45 Happy Birthday
Paper Pretties - PWC216 Birthday Cards
Anything Goes Challenge - #72 Lets Not Be Square
Bearly Mine Challenges - #45 Shaped Cards
Incy Wincy Designs - Let's Party

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Treat for A Pony

Great minds think alike, or at least choose the same stamp to feature at One Crazy Stamper.  Madge, a fellow dt member, featured this cute image a couple of weeks ago, and now here's my version of the same image.

This is Whimsy Stamps artist Crissy Armstrong's "Good Pony" image, which I have colored with Copics.  The pony's eye and the red apple both received a coat of Diamond Glaze, and then I cut the image out with Spellbinders Label 25.  After cutting the image out, I noticed that the shape resembles that of a belt buckle, so for the mat I inked up a Cuttlebug embossing folder with black, and used the folder like a letterpress.  After embossing, I ran a Tsukineko Silver Metallic ink pad over the raised parts of the mat, creating the look of a metal belt buckle.  The brown cardstock behind the buckle represents the belt itself.
You still have a few days left to enter to win at the One Crazy Stamper challenge blog with the theme of BBQ/Food.  For details check it out here

Totally Stampalicious - Texture
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - July Animals
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Animal Crackers
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Animal Cards 4 Kids

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A New Bubbles

Well, here it is - the second attempt at a card featuring the gorgeous image "Bubbles" from Saturated Canary.

This card seems to focus more on the image then the first attempt did, or at least I think it does.  Which card do you like - my first attempt featured in my last post, or this one?

Crafting When We Can Challenges - #23 Monochrome
Creative Inspirations Paint - Favorite Colors
Colour Me Creative - Anything Goes with a Girly Twist
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #142 Monochromatic
Totally Papercrafts - #126 Inspiration Photo

Friday, July 20, 2012

Have you ever.....?

Have you ever colored an image, fell in love with it, and then made it into a card that you hated?  I recently colored this beautiful image "Bubbles" from Saturated Canary, added lots of glitter and shine planning to enter into the last challenge at Saturated Canary, and then......this card design that I definitely do not like!!!
So I have torn this card apart and am working on a new design, so stay tuned for what I hope will be a much better card!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Another Note

Another Just a Note card, and another easel card.  The finished look of an easel card is just so beautiful!  The image is from Stitchy Bear and is colored with Copics, with the wings covered with Star Dust Stickles.  The dp is from Pink Paislee, the rose is from Magnolia, and the pearls were made with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Cutie Pie Challenge - #22 Glitter and Bling
Divas By Design - #44 Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PWC215 - Bling It On
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - July Animals
Dream Valley Challenges - #36 Anything but Square
One Stitch At A Time - #122 Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Picnic Time

Terrific Tuesday is here again, the skies above are clear again, so let's sing a song of cheer again, Happy Days are here again!!!
Thank goodness you can't hear my singing right now - it would probably scare you away if you could!! Summer is here and this sweet little girl has packed up her picnic basket with a bounty of her special Cinnamon Sugar cupcakes!! Wouldn't you love to join her?

This is Whimsy Stamps Cinnamon Sugar from artist Elisabeth Bell, which I have colored with Copics. I have layered several sizes of Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small and the Grand Scalloped Circles to make this adorable easel card. The dp is from the Hello Sunshine collection by Bo Bunny, and the flourishes are Memory Box's Elegant Scrollwork die. The center circle on the inside is also a Spellbinder die, and the felt flowers are from my stash.
You still have lots of time to enter this month's challenge theme of BBQ/Food to win an awesome prize from One Crazy Stamper, so get crafting and enter!!!

Art Impressions Stamps - #71 Easel or More Than One Fold
Cupcake Craftroom - July Layers
Oozak - #4 Bright Colors
Make It Monday - #98 Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - July Hands Full of Love

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Flowers Whisper......

The sun is finally hiding behind the clouds today, hopefully rain is in the forecast to bring some relief from the past nine days of heat.  This is the first year in a long, long time that the weather has been nice for the entire 10 days of Calgary Stampede, we usually get some wild weather, but today is the last day and so far so good!

My card today features the Kraftin' Kimmie image "Poppy" from the creative mind of artist Annie Rodrigue, who was one of the first stamp lines I fell in love with after being introduced to Copics.   Don't even ask me how many of her stamps I own - the count is so high that I need to find a bigger case to store the images!! 
The image was colored with Copics then matted and mounted on to the designer paper.  The edges of the first layer of dp were decorated with a Martha Stewart punch, then popped up on the card front dp.  Poppies are cut with a Memory Box die, the sentiment is included with the image, and the sentiment frame is from the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three.  The edges of the dp and sentiment were inked with Ranger's Rusty Hinge distress ink.

Samuel Taylors - July - Use Die Cuts
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle - Monochrome
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - #47 Monochromatic

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hoedown Time is Here Again

Only 2 more days of Stampede fun in Calgary, and the annual Stampede was my inspiration for my "Anything But a Card" project for this week's challenge at MayzyArt.   
This is my July page for next years calendar featuring MayzyArt's Line Dancer digital image.  The image is colored with Copics, cut with Spellbinders Label 4 and mounted on denim paper from my stash.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps, buttons are Jesse James, and the twine is also from my stash.
The challenge at MayzyArt runs for two weeks, and we would love to see your wonderful projects for the theme of "Anything but a Card".  Hop on over to the challenge blog, check out the rest of the design teams stunning creations, and enter to win!!!

The Poodles Parlour - Use a Digi

Friday, July 13, 2012

Just a Note ( from my little birdie friend )!

Just a short post of one of the cards I am currently making for my SIL's
Aunt.  My SIL recently sent her Aunt another one of my cards, and the Aunt fell in love, and wants 10 to 12 Just a Note cards, so I now have 6 completed, all different designs.  I really like how this cute Mo's Digital Pencil image turned out. all colored up with Copics, mounted on dp from Authentique, and tied up with seam binding that was inked with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

Colour Me Creative Challenge - #47 Navy Blue/Dark Blue
The Poodles Parlour - Use a Digi
Stamping with the Dragon - Ribbons and Bows
Bronte and Bellas Challenge - #143 Dancing & Singing

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Color Your World!!

Isn't she adorable?!!!  This is one of Jennifer Nilsson's wonderful digital images availabe at her etsy store, The Doodle Garden.  She's called "Groovy Love" and I've colored her with Copics, glittered her heart, and added Diamond Glaze to her glasses and the heart.  The dp is an oldie from Kaiser Craft called Allsorts Blue Heaven, the flower button is a Jesse James, and the star burst was made with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen with a Kaiser pearl in the center.

Crafty Creations Challenges - #178 Free For All
Stamp 'n Plus - #2 July Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - #106 Hot Colors
It's All About the Vintage Challenge - #23 Anything Goes
Oozak - #4 Bright Colors
You still have a couple of days to participate in The Doodle Garden's first challenge -
the theme is Under the Sea, and you can find all the details here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Lovin'

It's time for a new weekly challenge at The Paper Shelter with the theme of Pearls and Swirls.
I colored the image "Enchanted Love" with my copics ( what else is there? ), then matted it and placed on an older Prima paper.  The swirls are made with the Memory Box elegant scrollwork die, flowers are from Prima, and the pearls are from my stash.

The Paper Shelter is offering a terrific prize of $20.00 to spend on whatever you like at the online store, if you use one of their images. If you do not use one of their images, you can still enter the challenge to win 3 of their images of your choice.

The Paper Shelter is also running a design team challenge at the same time as the weekly challenges.  We are looking for a few new members to join in the fun we all have on the challenge blog, so if you're interested check it out here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Where's the Beef?

It's Stampede time here in Calgary - YEEHAW!!!!
What better way to celebrate Stampede then to invite family and friends to a barbecue, and I have the perfect invitation. 
This little old cow is searching for the beef that will be a served at your fabulous event.  The Cow is a front and back image from Art Impressions colored with Copics, fussy cut and adhered to the tag, which slips into the criss/cross card front.

...and the backside with all the info!!!
Here's the front of the invite....
This year is the 100th birthday of the Calgary Stampede - it's a great year for those extra special celebrations, so get out the vittles and enjoy!!!  Be sure to hop on over to the One Crazy Stamper blog to see all of the wonderful inspiration from the design team, and while you're there enter to win the BBQ/Food challenge.

Goin Grey with Scrap Creations - Use something bought in last 2 months
LEJ Designs - #11 Animals
Make It Monday - #97 Anything Goes

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

Summer is here with a vengeance and everyone is out enjoying the heat!!  At least it's not as hot here as it has been in the eastern States where they are desperately waiting for some cooler temperatures.
Today's post is the second page for the calendar project I mentioned in an earlier post.

The image is Winter Fairy from Crafts and Me colored with Copics and bling added to her wings, shoes, and headpiece.  The snowflakes are a Memory Box die with added glimmer.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Calling All Paper Shelter Fans - It's a DT call

The Paper Shelter is looking for a few new fans to join the design teams, and it could be you!!  For all of the details please visit them here!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Cookie Rescue?

Here's a super cute clean and simple card that I finished recently.

This is Cookie Fairy from Whimsie Doodles, colored with Copics, and mounted on dp from K and Co. Julianne collection.  Ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bring On Summer

Anyone that has experienced the boredom of a teenage boy during the summer can probably relate to this card!!!   This delightful card features one of the images from Kraftin' Kimmie's "Smell Like Teen Spirit" set.  The "eat, sleep, game!" sentiment is included in the set, and I handwrote the Bring on Summer.  All of the dp is from My Mind's Eye Away We Go collection, and the edges are distressed with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

Crafty Sentiments - Summertime
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - #117 Chillin' and Grillin'
Kaboodle Doodles - #126 A Boy's Life
Cutie Pie Challenge - #21 One For The Boys

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Doodle Gardens First Challenge

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

It's finally here, the first ever Doodle Garden challenge!!!!
Welcome to everyone - check out my card, and the rest of the teams wonderful creations at Doodle Garden here.

Doodle Garden is the creation of Jennifer Nilsson, a wonderfully creative artist whose digital images caught my attention recently.  I was over the moon when she asked me to join her first ever design team, and jumped at the chance to show off her adorable digital images to you!!  For this first challenge the theme is Under the Sea.

The wonderful thing about digital images is that you can alter the size, flip the design and get stunning results.  For this card I have used "Little Seahorse" and Seashell Trio, available at Doodle Garden's etsy store.  I resized, flipped and copied the images several times and printed them all out on my Epson printer.  The images are all colored with Copics, fussy cut and then adhered to a sheet of acyrlic, which I scored to make a 3D effect - almost like a shadow box, except that it will fold flat for mailing.  For seaweed I used the flourish die from Tim Holtz, and glued them to the bottom of the card, adding some Tim Holtz distress embossing powder for sand.  You can't really see it in this image but I glued two of the oyster shells together and placed a pearl inside!

You can see the pearl in the above photo, just under the largest seahorse's tail.  The dp that is adhered to the back of the card is from Imaginisce - an oldie but a goodie!  The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie.

Hop on over to Doodle Garden and check out the details for the first ever challenge!

Raise The Bar Challenge - #107 Hello Summer
Totally Papercrafts - Can You Digi It
Sarah Hurley Challenges - #69 Dimension and Texture
Scrapalicious USA - Summertime

Happy Birthday Canada!!

Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians!!!

It's the beginning of a new month so I have two posts for today.  The first is for One Crazy Stamper with the new challenge theme of  BBQ/Food.  I have stamped up the flirty image "Fanny" from Kraftin' Kimmie and colored her with Copics in red and white to celebrate Canada's birthday!!  The sentiment is included with the stamp, except that I added the word Canada.  Ribbon and cardstock are from my stash.
The Outlawz Paper Challenge - Copic/Promarkers Where in the World
Ribbon Girls - Girlie Card
Our Craft Lounge - #123 Let Freedom Ring
Simply Create Too - #16 Country Where You Live
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #22 Clean and Simple
Cute Card Thursday - #223 Patriotic
Simon Says Stamps - Sporty or Patriotic
Totally Stampalicious - Red and White and ? (one other color)