Friday, 21 December 2012

Tis the season

 Another fabulous bugaboo reindeer image. I colored it using copics.  The designer paper was in my stash for a while so I was unable to verify the brand.  I used another one of the spellbinders die to frame the image. The sentiment "Joy" is actually a metal embellishment I have also had in my stash for a while.
 Inside sentiment from Technique Tuesday Stamps.
Tip Top Tuesday # 92- anything Christmas Theme- 2
Jacksons Digital Expressions #36 optional New Years
DYSU # 103- Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy #33- Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


This is one of the few cards I was able to make. The amusing image is from Bugaboo Stamps. We always spend so much time talking about Rudolph but
 forget about Blitzen and the rest of the team.  No wonder he drinks. Ha! Ha!

 Inside sentiment is from Printworks

For my Bugaboo Bingo challenge, I used S-( Santas reindeer), ribbon and Sentiment(BLITZEN)

                                 Bugaboo- December bingo challenge
                                  Jacksons Digital Expresions #36- optional New Years 
                                  The Creative Zebra #42 My Christma/NewYears
                                  Tip Top Tuesday # 92- Anything Christmas Theme- 1
                                  Stamptacular #194- Christmas time

Friday, 2 November 2012

Tea Time

This gorgeous  teapot & teacup digi stamps (sentiments as well) are a few of many fabulous stamps from Priscillastyles store and it was generously donated by Priscilla for the last part of the CDAC Progressive Challenge # 23.  I love these images, mostly because they are so versatile. I already have plans for a get well card and a birthday card.
I printed the teapot approx. 4" X 5"  and the teacup 1 3/4" X 21/4"on a pale yellow cardstock and then colored the roses, leaves and shaded edges using copics. I placed dark brown cardstock behind images to reinforce them. The card is a simple twisted easle.  The pink Honeyblossom Sprig  behind the teapot is a Memory Box die. The designer paper used is DCWV Garden Tea Party. I used a strip of acetate to adhere the Tea Time sign and dimensionals behind the teacup for added depth. I embellished with pearls and a Cherry Lane design corner die cut.

CDACPC23 Pricillastyles
Tammy's Scrapin Corner #34- Anything Goes 
Crafters Card Circle #47- Patterned Paper 
Fab'n'Funky #145- Dies/Punches
Scrap Creations- Pop it Up

Sunday, 28 October 2012


I used Close To My Heart designer paper that has been sitting in my stash for quite some time. The booties were cut on my silhouette as well as the nestie shapes and Twins sentiment. Distressing ink and faux stitching was added to edges . Martha Stewart punches were used to make the heart and eyelet border. To ruffle the eyelet border I simply laid down some tape and gathered the border as I went along. I adhered the strip with sentiment  using dimensionals. 
Sorry the photos are so bad. I left my good camera at my daughters house.  



Can you believe it. This card took me only 5 minutes. Base card and snowman are embossed using my cuttlebug. I added dimensions behind snowman and a touch of glitter on the flakes. The hardest part was punching two small holes on the fold of the card and tying the ribbon.

DYSU #95- Embossing
The Crafty Pad #194- Chrismas is coming
Christmas Card Challenge #48 
Robyn's Fetish #131- Embossing Folders 
One Stich at a Time # 137- Make 1 for Christmas
Gingerloft Challenge- No Coloring Allowed

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


 Here is the second image from the Progressive Challenge # 22 that was generously donated from Digi Stamps For Joy called Toadstool Thicket. The image was colored using copics and the designer paper is from  DCWV Four Season Stack.  Although the colors are vibrant they  are more subtle than what the photo depicts. They are much deeper. less brilliant and  more manly as I plan on using it for a male. (my photo skills are limited I'm afraid.) 
Crafters Digital Art Centre- cdacpc22b, ds4j
Digistamps4 #53-Anything Goes- with a masculine twist
Lady Annes Challenges - Anything Goes
MIM-Anything Goes

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Sew Happy

Here we are moving along to the next leg of the Progressive Challenge over at Crafters Digital Art Centre. We have two fab images this round to choose from. This image ( A Stitch in Time) was provided from Pattie's Creations.

 I used copics to color,  and faux stitching to frame the image. The designer paper is from Recollections Regent Street  paper pack. Because of the busy paper I decided to keep simple embellishmentsusig only a  sheer ribbon bow. Sentiment is from Close To My Heart.

 Crafters Digital Art Centre- cdacpc22a, PC
Southern Girls #55- Tie a Ribbon around it
Cards Galore Challenges- Anything Goes

Monday, 15 October 2012

Mr. & Mrs

I colored the image using copics. I used Viva pearl pen on brides necklace and gelly roll clear star pen to top of her dress. The lapels on the tux as well as the double hearts on both front and inside card  had shine and dimension added to them by using Inksentials glossy accents. The  hearts were then embellished with red gems.   I cut the flourish mat and double hearts with my Silhouette Cameo.


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Have a Delicious Day

 Stamp Fairy has the cutest bear images this is one of a few that I have.  This one is called Barry Birthday. The image was colored using copics. The designer paper I used is DCWV Tis the Season Paper pack. I love the vibrant cheery colors on the paper. Perfect for a childs birthday.  The sheen on the noses are made with Inksentials glossy accents. I added Crystal Glitter Ritz on the hats and used Viva pearl pen dots around the image. 
The sentiments are Hero Arts and Print Works


Be Yourself

ADFD #54- Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy #27- Halloween
Fab & Funky #141- No Pattern paper
Crafting for All Seasons#37- Costumes or Dress Up
Catered Crop- Halloween Screams
MIM #109- With Digi My World

Monday, 1 October 2012

Pretty As a Pigture

 I decided to use this image from Doodle Pantry once again this time to make a more feminine card. This image was donated to the participants of the Crafters Digital Art Centres Progressive Challenge. As long as you participate you will continue to receive the next quality image to use for the next challenge. Its a Win Win situation don't you think. Also you have the opportunity to see how others choose to design their cards using the same images. Image was colored using copics, the designer paper is from DCWV Garden Tea Party Stack. I used My silhouette to cut the frame around the image and embellished with adhesive pearls. Ribbon is Celebrate Occasions room Michaels.
I know my sentiment is sooooo corny. Sorry I couldn't help myself.

cdacpc21, doodlepantry

Hog Wild

This cute little piggy was generously provided by Doodle Pantry for the latest round of the Crafters Digital Art Centres Progressive Challenge.  I colored the image with copics.  Designer paper is from Regent Street Recollection.  Embellished using adhesive pearls. 

Image was framed using a spellbinder die and the very silly sentiments are mine.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Two Wonderful People

 I'm in great need of a few wedding cards very soon.  This  very charming couple from Tiddly Inks is an image I have used for a number  of weddings in the past. The designer paper is DCWV Old World paper pack. The film frames and the butterflies were cut on my silhouette.  Mr & Mrs. sentiment stamp is from Stampendous!, but because of the spacing on the film I had to use a little creative  masking to fit. I used adhesive rhinestones to compliment the card. The sketch as well as color are  following the Make It Like Asa challenge over at Tiddly Inks.

The inside sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Tiddly Inks #94-Make It Like Asa
Digital Tuesday Challenge#178-Things with Wings(Butterflies) 
Songbird Challenges #4- Defying Gravity(Butterflies) 
Creative Craft Challenges2- Anything Goes 
Unique Crafters Challenge- Anything Goes 
Chrisma Cardz Challenge#37- Things With Wings(Butterflies) 
I Break for Challenges- Digi Image 
ATC and Cards with Attitude #23- Anything Goes 
Fat Pages & Cards#23- Anything Goes 
MIM#108- Anything Goes

Monday, 17 September 2012

Bad Day?

This is my card for the second round of CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE 20. When I first saw this amusing image provided by Priscillastyles  it reminded me of how I feel some days.  You know those days when nothing goes right and you can't quite seem to accomplish anything even though you've been running around in circles and you feel totally exhausted and on the inside you just want to SCREAM!!!. (Blog Therapy)Tee Hee!!

The image was colored using copics.  Designer paper from K & Company. Card was  embellished with i-rock studs, Silhouette border and flourish, paper flower & ribbon.

Inside sentiment is from Gingers House.

"cdacpc20, priscillastyles"
Simply Create Too #22- Anything Goes

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

...on Blitzen!

 J.J. the fun loving diva  from Bugaboo stamps always cracks me up. This image was colored using copics .Liquid glass from Close To My Heart was added to both the champagne glass and her glasses as well as a touch of flower soft to her outfit. I embellished the card with gemstones and a wonderful pointsetta made from a Penny Duncan cut file.  


Thursday, 6 September 2012

A Wifes Poem

This digital image by Lynne Stansbery is one of so many wonderful stamps from a variety of artists at Squigglefly stamps. I colored this image using copics. (Every brown I had) The washboard although it looks red it is actually called brown(E08) I used K & Company paper, burlap tape(used for strapping in upholstery), Recollections tape on a roll as well  as pre-made flowers.
There are a few different versions of this poem on the internet.
SFC3512- Monochromatic
Crafty Calender Challenge- Browns & Creams
Inky Impresion-Anything Goes