Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tiny Townie Heidi - Stampingbella

Hi there and I hope you are doing well.  The heat wave we have had all summer seems to be gone right now and it's a bit cooler.  Those hot, hot days are a good excuse for me to craft in the air conditioned basement.
Today's card is one of Stampingbella's cute images and this one is Tiny Townie Heidi Needs a Hug.  I love these girls and the chicks... I adore those silly little chicks!  I am trying to use some of my stamps more and get a little ink on them.  The challenge theme this week at Bellarific Friday is a sketch and those are so easy to do.  Pick some paper and away you go!
Here's the sketch:


Note to self... Clip the little metal tabs off the dies or you end up leaving an impression on the paper.  When I noticed what had happened, I already had everything stamped and cut and felt I had bigger battles to wage than some little marks so I left it as is.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Jeans - B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Shirt - E35, E33, E31; R85, R81
Hair - E37, E35, E33, E31, Y23, Y21
Chicks - Y35, Y32, Y00, Y000,R10, R000
Grass - YG67, YG63, YG61, YG95, YG93, YG91
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Tiny Townie Heidi Needs a Hug
Paper - Pion Designs
Dies - MFT Stitchd Basic Edges; Lil Inker Small Sunshine; Paper Smooches Love & Cherish (for the heart on the tag), Paper Smooches Gift Tags
Challenges:
Bellarific Friday - Sketch
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #100 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - #13 Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - My Favorite Things
Simon Says Stamp - Add a Sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (Aug 14-22)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mermaid Kisses - All Dressed Up

I am very happy Mermaids are a big trend right now because I really like those sweet little things!  This little gal is All Dressed Up's Mermaid Kisses and I think she is adorable!  You can find her and many other sweet images at the All Dressed Up Etsy store.
Today marks a new challenge at All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and I had no doubt I wanted to use this mermaid and couldn't wait to add it to a card. The theme at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog  is always Anything Goes with the only rule to enter being you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you don't have any, they can be can either be purchased at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop or downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan PageFacebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Hair - YR23, YR21, E39, E37, E35
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Mermaid suit - V17, V15, V2, V00, BG10.  When finished, I used a white Karina Wink pen to add the dots to the scales and then stickles
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up Mermaid Kisses 
Sentiment - I found the sentiment on the internet and added it to the card using Freestyle Script font in Word
Paper - American Crafts Dots & Stripes
Misc - Stickles, White Karina Wink pen, Prima gem
Challenges:
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

My Summer Hat - Crafty Sentiments Designs


Today marks a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments and the theme is Back to School.  That's not too far away and parents will be out shopping for new clothes for the kiddos and all their supplies.  Some kids will be happy about school starting soon and some not so much.
Details and rules and rules for the challenge can be found on the Challenge Blog and the generous prizes for the winners are:
 3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image only for a winner who has not used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image for our crafty sentiments favourite.
For the card, I used the Isobel - My Summer Hat stamp which can be found at the Crafty Sentiments Designs shop.  These images are so cute and I'm sure you will not be held responsible if a few stamps just happen to fall into your cart!  Be sure to pop by the challenge blog and check out what the talented ladies have created.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Hat - E99, YR14, YR24, YR23, YR21
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E59, E57, E53, E51, E35
Dress - B34, B32, B000, B00
Ribbon/Belt - Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y000
Supplies:
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 14
Challenges:
Cardz for Galz - Pretty Pastels
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - My Favourite Things
Die Cutting Divas - Back to School
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - No Words
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Monday, August 7, 2017

Summer Time - All Dressed Up


New images at All Dressed Up!! There's four new All Dressed Up images for August and they are cute, cute, cute!  For my card, I am using Summertime.  I made the card to give to a friend who is retiring soon and I think it's just perfect... she loves to sit at the beach and relax (sometimes with a glass of wine too!).
Pop over to check the new images at the Etsy store.  I'm sure you won't be disappointed because they are fabulous!  Also drop by the Challenge Blog to see the pretty projects the design team has created.  
There are two All Dressed Up challenges running right now, the Blog Challenge (ending on the 14th) and the Facebook Challenge  (ends on the last day of the month).
Also, be sure to pop by both challenges to see what the rest of the team have been creating.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!
Copics:
Skin - E13,E11, E00, E000
Hair - E59, E57, E35, E53, E50
Dress - YG17, YG13, YG11, G000, G0000
Hat - E99, YR14, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR12
Chair - E29, E27, E25, E21; E44, E43, E42, E41
Supplies:
Image -  All Dressed Up's  Summertime
Sentiment - Stampin Up Beautiful You
Dies - My Favorite Things Stitched Basic Edges
Paper - Pion Designs The Songbird's Secret
Challenges:
Cardz for Galz - Pretty Pastels
Little Miss Muffet - #168 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - August Anything Goes
Crazy for Challenges - Summer Fun
Sweet Stampin' - Summer Fun
Fussy and Fancy - Favourite Colours

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Forever My Always - Stamping Bella

Hi there and I hope everyone is well and doing fine.  I am... the heat wave seems to have passed or at least giving us a break for a bit and I like that.
I needed an anniversary card and thought Stampingbella's Forever My Always was just perfect.  I quite like this image because it's so sweet and I like the adoring way they look at each other... happy and still with a lilt in their step.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Gran - Sweater V99, V95, V93, V91; Skirt C10, C8, C7, C5, C3
Gramps - Sweater E87, E84, E81, E37, E35, E33, E31; Pants E59, E57, E35, E33, E31
Supplies:
Stamp & Image - Stampingbella's Forever My Always
Paper - Graphic 45 Secret Garden
Dies - Verve Heart Quartet   
Challenges:
Stampingbella Bellarific Friday - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - August Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - My Favourite Things (paper, stamps & dies!)
Colour Crazy -  WK31 Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Favourite Colours
Crafting with an Attitude - #30 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - #168 Anything Goes

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Always Be a Unicorn - Craftin' Desert Divas

Hi Everyone and I hope you are well!
Don't you just love the unicorn trend going on right now?  I think we all like those magical, whimsical creatures and the adorable cards you can make with them.
I found this cutie in the Craftin' Desert Divas digital section and thought it was so sweet and would make a wonderful card for a special little girl I know.  The image is called Be a Unicorn and you also get the sentiment which is so perfect.  I decided to make it into a shaker card and used Kennedy Grace's Pink Champagne sequins mix plus I added a few of the pretty Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals. After colouring the unicorn and stars, I cut them out, added Stickles and placed them on the card, using some pop up dots with the unicorn.
I tried a different method with this shaker than I normally use and I am much happier with it.  This time, I cut several layers of cardstock, glued them together and then added them to the front of the card.  I used to use a couple layers of foam but this is much more sturdy and looks cleaner and neater too.
Have a happy & magical unicorn day!
Copics:
Tail & Mane - RV11, RV10, BG13, BG11, BG10
Unicorn - C3, C2, C1, C0; RV 11, RV10
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Craftin' Desert Divas Be a Unicorn
Dies - My Favorite Things Stitched Arch Stax
Paper - Echo Park Bundle of Joy
Misc - Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals, Kennedy Grace's Pink Champagne sequins mix, Stickles
Challenges:
Fab n' Funky - Use a patterned paper
Lemon Shortbread - #47 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - #168 Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Kidz Rule
In the Pink - Fantasy
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Cardz for Galz - Pretty Pastels

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Christmas Melodies - Crafty Sentiments

I was thrilled to be asked by Crafty Sentiments Designs to guest design for them for the next six months and today's card is my first posting for them.  I was given this fabulous Christmas Melodies image to work with which is perfect because I now have my second Christmas card done for the year!
This image is available in both digital and rubber stamp format.
In addition to it being new release day, there's also a new challenge happening at Crafty Sentiments and the theme is Anything Goes (easy peasy, right?).  Details and rules can be found on the Challenge Blog and the generous prizes for the winners are:
 3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image only for a winner who has not used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image for our crafty sentiments favourite.
For the card, I used the digital version of Christmas Melodies and added the Winter Wonderland sentiment from TLC Creations.  There is a lesson in this card and one I learned the hard way... DO NOT open your Copic marker over your work!  I was finished the colouring and about to open the blue marker to do the shading around the snowman and sploosh!  I'd filled it too full and when I opened it, two huge (and I do mean huge) splotches of blue landed on the image surface.  Ruined, ruined, ruined!  I was so annoyed with myself... whipped myself good for that one because it's happened before so I do know better!
At any rate, I redid it and am happy with the end result.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Jacket - YR14, YR24, Y26, Y21
Pants & Hat - C8, C7, C5, C3, C1
Carrot Nose - E99, E97, E95
Tambourine - YR14, Y28, Y23
Scarves - R89, R29, R27, R24, R22, R20; YG17, YG13, YG01
Supplies:
Paper - Recollections
Misc - Shabby White Frantage, Stickles
Challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - #168 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - #170 Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Christmas/Snowman/Photo Inspiration
Send a Smile for Kids - Christmas in July

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Chickens - Artemio

Hi there and glad you stopped by.
I needed a quick birthday card last week and thought it was about time I used the Artemio set called Picoti Picota which is just the cutest set of clear stamps.  I've had this set for ages and ages and although this is the first time I've used it, I think it is so versatile for creating some quick little scenes like this. If you are wanting it, I hope you have an easier time finding it than I did.  Once I'd seen the set used on someone's blog, I became obsessed with finding it (you know how we can get) and I finally found it at an online shop in Great Britian.
Once I decided on a sentiment to use, I made it on my computer using a Typewriter font and then added three chickens from the set, which I coloured with Copic markers.  A few of the beautiful enamel dots from Your Next Stamp, some white dots on the chickens with a White Kirarina Wink pen and it was done.
Have a good week!
Challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes #168
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - #46 Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - #29 Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Caroling Chicks - Stampingbella


Hi Everyone!
I need to step up my game because this is the first Christmas card I've made this year.  Normally I try to have a few done by now so I can avoid the panic and rush closer to Christmas but I am way behind this year.  I don't know why I'm lagging... I'm so busy doing nothing yet I always think I'm busy.  hahahahha.... oh well!
Today I used the cute Stampingbella Caroling Chicks.  I've used this cute stamp before and likely will again and again.  The little guy on the far right just cracks me up... either he's just a grump or the others couldn't carry a tune if they had a pail!
I used Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloud Border die and coloured the image with Copics.  The paper is from a gorgeous pad of Christmas paper by Reflections which I got at Michael's awhile back.  The little jingle bells were also a Michael's purchase.
I hope you are having a great summer and thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Chicks - Y35, Y32, Y00, Y000, RV10, RV000
Shading - BG13, BG11, BG10
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Stampingbella Caroling Chicks
Paper - Reflections
Dies - Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloud Border
Misc - Stickles, Jingle Bells from Michaels
Challenges:
Stampingbella - Christmas in July
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas in July
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Frilly & Funky - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Christmas in July
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Saturday, July 15, 2017

New Hair Do - All Dressed Up


I hope you are well and enjoying your summer.  As in many parts of this country, we are in a heat spell and it is hot, hot, hot! I am so glad we have central air conditioning to retreat to because for some afternoons, it is just too warm to be doing anything outside.
Today marks a new challenge at All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and my choice of digis to use is New Hair Do.  Loved this sweet image as soon as I saw it and couldn't wait to add it to a card. The theme at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog  is always Anything Goes with the only rule to enter being you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you don't have any, they can be can either be purchased at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop or downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan PageFacebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Hair - YR24, YR20, E37, E35
Bow/Shirt - R89, R85, R83, R81, R00
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up New Hair Do
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Salutations
Dies - My Favorite Things MFT Blueprints 12
Paper -Bo Bunny
Misc - Stickles, enamel dots from my stash, Shabby Pink Frantage
Challenges:
In the Pink - Special Occasion
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes WK 28
Crafting with Attitude - #29 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - #167 Anything Goes