Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Little Peeps

Hard to believe, but today's post is the last for the month of January here at One Crazy Stamper.  There is still one day left for you to enter our Anything Goes challenge,  to win a great set of stamps from Little Darlings.

My card today features Follow Me from Whimsy Stamps, which I colored with Copics.  The dp is from First Edition's Hideaway collection, the border punch is from EK Success, and the pearls were made with the Yellow and Light Green Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Snow Business

As much as we would like it to end, winter still has a couple of months to go - so don't hide inside, get outside and enjoy the ride, just like these two buddies.  This is Ethan & Oliver pup Snowy Saucer Fun from Eat Cake Graphics.

I have colored the image with Copics, then fussy cut and mounted it on an action wobbler, so it wiggles and jiggles as they slid down the snowbanks.  The dp is from We R Memory Keepers Winter Frost collection, the embossing is done with a Spellbinders M-bossabilities folder, the sentiment is from an older Inkadinkado set, and the snowflakes are pre-made confetti. 

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #167 Cute as a Button
Fussy And Fancy Challenge - #81 Circles
Simply Create Too - #29 Anything Goes
Stamping With The Dragon - In The Winter Garden
Winter Wonderland Challenge - It Takes Two
Hanna and Friends Challenge - #163 Snowflakes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Snowflakes/Snow + Sparkle/Glitter

Thursday, January 24, 2013

They call it Puppy Love

Did anyone else get the Christmas issue of Magnolia Ink?   If you were one of the lucky people to purchase this fabulous magazine, you were also lucky enough to receive this adorable Magnolia image free with the magazine.  Now I know that it is suppose to be a Christmas image, but nothing on it yells Christmas, so I have colored her up, and transformed her into a Valentine image.  A girl and her new puppy - its definetly puppy love!!!

The image is colored with Copics and mounted on dp from Bo Bunny's Love Letters collection.  The heart border is a Memory Box die, the sentiment is from My Favorite Things Die-namics First Class Friend set, and the resin heart is from Webster's Pages.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Little Red Loves You

Team B is again presenting our projects for The Paper Shelter this week, and the theme is easy - ANYTHING GOES.  You can make a card, a page, an altered item - whatever you like to play along this week. The Paper Shelter offers a fantastic prize -

This week the image that I have colored with my Copics is Little Red Riding Hood.
The dp's,sentiment, ribbon and bead charm are all from my stash.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Snow Traveller

Terrific Tuesday time again for One Crazy Stamper, and this time I have colored up the image Jet Setter by Whimsy Stamps artist Kenny K.
 The image is colored with Copics, then cut and matted with Spellbinders Label 14 dies.  The dp's are both from Bo Bunny's Powder Mountain collection, sentiment is from the Flourishes Snow Days set, and the snowflake die border is from Whimsy Stamps.

You still have just over a week left to enter to win a great set of stamps in the One Crazy Stamper challenge!!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Bling It Up

The challenge theme for this next fortnight at Creative Craft Challenges is to BLING IT UP!!!!!  We have a lovely sponsor this time offering a great prize - Dustin Pike!

While looking for the perfect image I came across this adorable planet full of aliens, and immediately knew that this would be the perfect image to add glimmer and shine to!!!  I have colored the image with Copics, then painted the sky with Glitter Glam and extra texture with glitter glass.  The purple interior of the planet and the eyes of the aliens all received a coat of clear Stickles.  The sentiment is from my stash!
Hop on over to the Creative Craft Challenge and check out the design teams fabulously blingy creations, then enter to win!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Daddy's Sweetheart

Just a quick post to show you another image from Saturated Canary, that I recently had the chance to color and use on a card front.

This adorable little sweetie is Daddy's Girl from artist Krista Smith, and is available to purchase here at One Crazy Stamper.  I have colored her with Copics, cut and matted her with a Spellbinders die, then mounted her on dp from First Edition Paper Summer Breeze collection.  The heart border is a Martha Stewart punch, and the ribbon is from my stash.  Here's the sentiment on the inside....
Dream Valley Challenges - #49 Girls, Girls, Girls
That Craft Place - New Goodies
The Squirrel and the Fox -#35 Anything Goes

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Must be Love!!

How time flies - hard to believe but two weeks have passed and it's now time for the next MayzyArt Challenge.  This time the theme is ROMANTIC.
I have colored up the image "Frog Princess" available in Mayzy's shop here, with my Copic markers, then matted and framed her with paper from First Edition's Bird Song collection.  The sentiment and the flowers are from the local big box craft store.  Be sure to check out the rest of the amazing design teams wonderful creations, and then enter your project to win a fantastic prize!!!

Penny Black at Allsorts - Love is in the Air
Paper Creators Crafts - #3 Love is all Around
Stampin' For The Weekend - Something Girlie
Sweet and Sassy - #88 Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - #35 Celebrate Love

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pretty Woman

I have recently completed the coloring of several of the latest Saturated Canary stamp images, and have now started putting them onto cards - this time my card features the gorgeous "Zoe" stamp that is available here at One Crazy Stamper.

I have colored the image with Copics and then added more depth and detail with a few select Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  The beautiful dp is from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Ruby collection, while the sentiment is from a Kraftin Kimmie stamp set. 
Saturated Canary Challenge - #34 Song Inspiration ( Pretty Woman )
Crafts and Me Challenges - #116 Something New
Divas By Design Challenge - Make it Girlie
Everybody Art Challenge - #219 Girl
Inky Chicks - #1 Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - January Challenge
Card Mania Challenges - #12 Oh, So Girly

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kissin' Cousins

Well, I finally had the chance to finish the February calendar pages that have been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks.  Since the theme this month at One Crazy Stamper is the ever popular ANYTHING GOES I've decided to show you this instead of a card today.

The pages were made using the Graphic 45 Place in Time collection of papers and chipboard, plus various embellishments from my stash.  The photos are some of my all time favorites of my daughter.  At the tender age of 10 months Erin, and her older cousin Coire meet for the first time, and these photos are the results - I especially love the one where she has a solid grip on Coire's poor ear!!!  Here's a closer look at the individual pages.
You still have just over two weeks to enter the challenge at One Crazy Stamper, so hop on over to the blog here, and enter to win with your Anything Goes project!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Snow Update and a Card

So in my last post I was complaining commenting on the accuracy of the weather man and his definition of flurries, as compared to mine.  Just an update - those Flurries dumped a record amount of snow on Calgary - just a measly 21 centimeters is the official report.  I took my yardstick outside to my deck yesterday and stuck it in the snow, and lucky, lucky me - we actually received 32 cm here in my neighborhood.  ( The on going joke in my family, and now even the ladies that attend classes here in my home, is that my subdivision of Citadel has it's own weather pattern.  Many a times I've had people comment on how as soon as they drive into Citadel, the weather changes dramatically - I still say it's because my community is at a higher elevation, but who really knows - LOL!!!!!).
So, since there is so much of the white stuff around now, I'm sticking to the winter theme with my card today.  This is Tilda in the Mountains, a delightful Magnolia image that I have colored with Copics.

After fussy cutting the image, and popping it up on dp from the Winterings collection by Little Yellow Bicycle, I have added swirls from a Memory Box die, a large snowflake doily from Marianna's Designs, and punched and glittered snowflakes.  The sentiment is from Flourishes Snow Days set, and is perfect for someone's age related birthday.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Another day in Paradise????

Well, the weather man yesterday was just a little off when he said that we would be getting a few flurries, with maybe a centimeter or so of the white stuff sticking around.   And to make matters even more fun, today's forecast is for just a few more flurries - HA, HA on us!!!  Here's a photo taken about half an hour ago, of my deck that did not have any snow on it  (especially after yesterday's high of 6C ), and the constant flurry that has not abated all day.  The high for today is a cool -14C!!!

Well that makes my card for today just perfect - this is my first project as part of the design team for Eat Cake Graphics.  If you haven't been to the online store yet, you should jump on over and check out the adorable images that are available by clicking here.
The images I have used today are Sledding - Sarah pulls Nicky and Otto and Snowballs - Stocked and Ready.  Both images have been colored with Copics, then fussy cut and popped up on dp from We R Memory Keepers Winter Frost collection.  The trees are a die from Dee's Distinctively line, and for added depth I have added lots of snow created with liquid applique.

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Winter Sentiment
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - #52 Winter Birthdays
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Challenges - Winter Challenge
Sassy Studio Designs - #159 Let It Snow

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Flowers and Ice

Welcome back to The Paper Shelter's challenges - both design teams had a wonderful break over the Holiday season, and we are all ready to get the challenges up and running again.  This week Team B was challenged to create a project with the theme of FLOWER EXTRA-VAGANZA!!!  

 I have colored the image "Fantasty on Ice" with my Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils with gamsol, then mounted her behind a cutout scalloped oval that is created with a Spellbinders die.  The dp is from Recollections Blue Christmas collection, snowflake die is from Whimsy Stamps, flowers are from Prima, and the sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamps.
Don't forget that The Paper Shelter offers a fantastic prize if your winning card uses a Paper Shelter image - a $30.00 gift certificate to spend in their store, or if your winning card does not have a Paper Shelter image then you will win three free images from the online store.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sweet Little Kisses

Terrific Tuesday is here again, which means that I get to show you my project for One Crazy Stamper, and this month's Anything Goes challenge is so much fun to play along with.  This card was actually suppose to be for next months challenge theme ( and no I am not telling you what is, but maybe you can guess ), but while coloring on Friday night with my coloring buddies, I realized just how many stamps I have waiting to be colored yet, so I just had to share with you!  Isn't she just the cutest!!!

This is "Kisses", a delightful image from Penny Black and the talented artist Mo Manning!!  I stamped her with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored her with Copic Sketch Markers.  After fussy cutting her ( which I seem to do an awful lot of ), she is pop dotted on to the card front that I created using a Martha Stewart punch around the page border punch, and dp from Authentique's Lovely collection.  Don't you just want to lean down and receive a big wet kiss from this little sweetheart.
If you haven't popped on over to the One Crazy Stamper challenge blog, please take a few minutes to visit the wonderful design teams creations, then get creative, and enter to win an awesome prize by following the Anything Goes challenge theme.

Inky Chicks - #1 Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenges - #34 Use Die Cuts or Punches
Stamp and Create - Love

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Year, New Beginnings

Creative Craft Challenges is back from our holiday break, and to start the new year our first challenge of 2013 has the theme of "NEW BEGINNINGS".  To me, nothing says a new beginning more then the celebration of the arrival of a new baby!!!
I've used "All Our Dreams" from Lili of the Valley, that I colored with Copics, then cut and matted with a Spellbinder die.  Layers of cardstock and patterned paper, ribbon and an adorable sentiment finish off my card.
Please hop on over to the Creative Craft Challenges and check out the rest of the design teams "New Beginnings" projects and the fabulous prize you could win if you enter the challenge.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Welcome Back Mayzy

It's a new year and a new start for the MayzyArt challenges, and to start with a bang the challenge theme is the ever popular ANYTHING GOES!!! 

I have chosen to work with Fairy Meri and gave her that special "Avatar" look with my Copic markers and prismacolor pencils.  The dp is all from Kaisercraft's Magic Happens collection and the die is from Memory Box.  Please be sure to check out the rest of the design teams wonderful creations at the MayzyArt challenge blog here, and then create your own special project to enter to win!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

OCS January Challenge

 Welcome to a brand New Year - wishing you and yours all the best in the coming year with much health and happiness!!!
A New Year and a new design team at One Crazy Stamper - three of our members are new and super excited to get started with their inspirational projects, so make sure that you hop on over to the blog here, and give them all a warm welcome!!!  This month's challenge theme is the super popular Anything Goes
For my project I have used the gorgeous Graphic 45 Place in Time collection to start a calendar to display proudly in my home. 

Here's the close up of the two 12 x 12 pages that will be the start of my calendar.

The first page features photos of my two children's first ever picture taken in the hospital, with the third photo being an oldie of myself being held by my older siblings.  All of the embellishments on both pages are either cutouts from some of the papers included in the collection, or chipboard embellishments that are available to purchase separately.  Several snowflakes were punched out of the scraps of paper and then glittered and randomly scattered across both pages.

 February pages are being planned as you read, so keep watching for those to be featured soon.  Don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams beautiful projects, then get creative, and enter to win a fabulous prize package from One Crazy Stamper.