Friday, March 29, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

To Have and to Hold

This is my last Terrific Tuesday post for One Crazy Stamper for the month of March, and I have another card to show you today.  This one features the Wee Stamps image "Love Me Do", by Sylvia Zet.

As usual I have colored the image with Copics, then matted it with a beautiful bronze paper from my stash.  The dp is from Kaisercraft's Forget Me Not collection, and the flowers, punches, and ribbon are all from my stash.  All of the flowers sparkle with a coat of Stickles Stardust.
You still have a couple of days to enter the Anything Goes challenge at One Crazy Stamper, for full details check here.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

All Ears

Today's card could be an Easter card for a special friend, or for any special day.  This sweet image is Lovable Avie from Pretty Little Stamps.

I colored the image with Copics then cut and matted the image with Spellbinders Labels Twenty Eight.  The papers are from my stash, pearls with created with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen, and the sentiment is from Pink by Designs.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Easter

The Easter holiday is only a short week away, so today I have another Easter card to show you all.  I was lucky enough to purchase several sets of the fabulous Hanglar Strangler stamps a couple of years ago, including this Easter bunny boy.

I have colored the image with Copics, then matted and mounted the image on paper from Authentique's Hope collection.  I stamped the Happy Easter sentiment on creme ribbon and adhered it to the hands of the bunny boy.  Accents of  bronze ribbon complete the card front.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Oh, Hoppy Day

Just a clean and simple card today with a Easter theme!!

The image, Mr Bun in his Speedy Basket, is from Eat Cake Graphics and I have colored it with Copics, then doodled some puffs of smoke behind the basket.  To add some more fun to the image, I created carrots with an orange Viva Decor Pearl Pen, and a green felt pen.  The sentiment is from the Hoppy Easter set from Pink by Design.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Butterfly Dreams

Spring has arrived, and for today at least the weather is bright and sunny making me think that maybe, just maybe warm weather is just around the corner ( of course I won't mention the extreme weather change that is headed our way for the rest of the week - sigh!!! ).
 Since today is the first day of Spring I have been saving this card for the occasion.

This is an adorable image from Eat Cake Graphics called "Abundance", that I have colored with Copics, then used Spellbinder dies to mat and create this easel card.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps, lace is from a local fabric store, flowers are Wild Orchid, and the bird and flower pin are from K and Company.  Here's the easel card opened up and on full display!

Enjoy the first day of Spring, and keep good thoughts for that warm weather to arrive soon.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring is a Day Away!!!!

Tomorrow is the first day of spring, so to celebrate the return of the nicer weather, and the glorious anticipation of flowers I made this bright, cheerful easel card.


This is Bella Sole Collecting Daisies from Whimsy Stamps artist Elizabeth Bell. I have stamped the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Copics. The image was cut and matted with Spellbinders Label 14, and popped up on the card base that was cut with a Spellbinder Grand Label Four die. The greenery was cut with both a Memory Box Leafy Branch die, and a Memory Box Madera Corner die, cut apart and layered.

The interior of the easel card features a Spellbinder Tag die with a birthday sentiment, and flowers punched out of yellow vellum. All of the flower centers are made with the Viva Decor Dark Brown Pearl Pen.
There are still several days left to create a project to enter the challenge at One Crazy Stamper - the theme is Anything Goes!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter's On it's Way

Easter is less than two weeks away, and this year I have a few different cards designed to celebrate the season, so here's the first - an adorable rocker card featuring a Magnolia image. 

The other bunny and eggs are from Darcie's, and all of the images have been colored with Copics, then fussy cut and mounted on the rocker card.  The sentiment is from Eat Cake Graphics, the stems of buds are from the local big box store, and the layered flower is cut with a Le Crea Multidie from Leane Creatief.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Shamrock Petals

 Happy St Patrick's Day everyone!!!
Here's my tribute to everything Irish - a wonderful Art Impressions image colored with Copics, then mounted on some older Little Yellow Bicycle designer paper. 

The celtic border is a Cheery Lynn die, the ribbon is from the local big box craft store, and the sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  Enjoy your day, and don't drink too much of that special green beer!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Baby Cute

Here's another recent image painted with Distress Inks.  This is Lili of the Valley's Playtime Puppy that I recently purchased, and just had to color it up when it finally came in the mail.  Such an adorable baby image!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Another Geek

Welcome back to my Tuesday post for One Crazy Stamper, and this week I am once again featuring a geek, but unlike the boy computer geek that I featured a couple of weeks ago, this time I have a geekie girl!

This sweet little study girl is "Geekin It" by Saturated Canary stamps, that I have colored only with the E family of Copics ( okay the glasses are colored with B0000, but that's the only non E color ).  The glasses and the apple are coated with Judikins Diamond Glaze.  All of the layers of mats of cardstock and designer paper are machine stitched, then inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink, and the ribbon and chalk board are from my stash.
There is still lots of time to enter to win a fabulous set of stamps from One Crazy Stamper, just by entering your Anything Goes project in this month's challenge.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Flower Delight

 Good morning everyone - the sun is shining here, and that means that my gorgeous mountain view greeted me this morning!  I love seeing the majestic Rocky Mountains, and will miss the view when my home sells.  Yes, I have finally listed the house, and am ready to start the next chapter of my life - a move to who knows where is in my future!! 

Today I have another Mo Manning image to show you - this is Alisa with Roses painted with distress inks then matted on a Cheery Lynn doily die.  The designer paper is an older Basic Grey line that I have been saving for the perfect project, the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps, ribbon from my stash, some Prima, and Wild Orchid flowers, and a leaf punch from Martha Stewart complete the card front.
I hope everyone has a great day today.  I am once again off to spend quality time with my dogs while the house is being shown.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Life is What You Make It

The weather around here has been a roller coaster ride since March arrived - as the weather people keep telling us, March is after all the snowiest month of the year here in Calgary.  After several days of snow, snow and more snow, it is now warm enough for the melting and the slush - thank goodness for four wheel drive vehicles!!  I would love to be relaxing along a nice fishing stream like this young man, instead of digging out from the latest blast of snow!!

This is one of the first Lili of the Valley images I ever purchased, and I think it is the first time I have inked it up ( really do need to start using what I own, and not buy more for awhile ).  I colored him with distress ink reinkers and a waterbrush, then matted and mounted him on paper from my stash.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tiniest Thing

 When Holly from Eat Cake Graphics, sent all of her design team members these three little bird stamps, I knew that I could use them in many different ways.  This is my second card featuring the birds (the previous card was on my blog back on February 16 ).

Little Birdie Standing Looking Down, Little Birdie Sitting, and Little Birdie Lying Down are all colored with Copics, then fussy cut and placed on the grapevine wreath, that was cut with a Memory Box die.  The branches of green leaves are also from a Memory Box die, flowers are from Prima, and the tiny buttons are from my stash.  Dp is from Bird Song by First Edition Papers, and the sentiment is an oldie from my stash.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Daydream Believer

Ever since I received this stamp I've been humming a particular song - can anyone guess what the title of that song would be - LOL!!!!!!!!

This is my version of this cute SWALK image entitled Daydream Believer available at One Crazy Stamper.  The sentiment and the flower images are also included with the set.  All of the images are colored with Copics, and then the flowers and sentiment were fussy cut and popped up on the card front.  The card front dp is all from Kasier Craft's Botanical Odyssey collection.  Makes you dream of summer and those long lazy sunshine days, doesn't it!!!
The challenge this month at One Crazy Stamper is Anything Goes, and the prize is fantastic, so be sure to check it out here.

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Squeaky Wheel

Today I have a great male themed card to show you all!!! 

This Kraftin' Kimmie image entitled "Robot Boy" is colored with Copics, then matted and placed on some of my stash of My Mind's Eve paper. The gears are all cut with a Tim Holtz die, then the edges are inked with a bronze color, and stitching lines are hand drawn. The sentiment is included with the image. For the inside of the card I used the negative images left from the patterned paper used on the front, and popped up circles in the centers.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Comfort and Strength

It's a new month which means it's time to announce the new challenge theme at One Crazy Stamper, and this month we are bringing back the most popular theme of Anything Goes

I don't know anyone that doesn't struggle with creating a sympathy card, but this one actually came together quite easily.  I had just purchased Docrafts Wellington stamp set, and Wellington paper pack from One Crazy Stamper, and the little girl with the big teddy bear just needed to be colored.  I started by choosing the background paper from the paper pack, and then colored the image with Copic colors that matched.  I ripped one layer of a cardboard box piece exposing the corrugated inside, and then inked it with Rangers Distress Ink Pumice Stone, finishing off the front of the card with a piece of lace and a sentiment that expressed my feeling of sadness when looking at the image.
Please hop on over to the One Crazy Stamper blog and check out the rest of the design teams wonderful Anything Goes projects, then get your mojo on and create something and enter to win a fabulous prize.