Thursday, 7 May 2015

Always and Forever!

 
Oh how I wish the colours on this card showed up properly....the pinks are just not right....they are a lovely soft pink but in this photo they look very washed out. I guess my next step needs to be photography lessons! I am writing this post as we are on our way to Penticton, BC for the wedding of our nephew Brett to his sweetheart Jenelle on May 16th. The wedding colours are pale pink & grey & when I went to pick out my supplies for the card I found this gorgeous Recollections heart paper & matching shimmer grey CS. The image is Mo Manning which I coloured with copics & then fussy cut. It was then mounted on the shimmer grey CS that I had stamped with "itty bitty dots" by Stampin Up & embossed with winter wonderland embossing powder. The beautiful corner die & the flowers are Memory Box while the hearts & edging are Martha Stewart punches. I found the perfect satin ribbon & the little pearl ribbon slide to finish things off. The wedding should be lots of fun as it is the first time in 12 years that our family & Bill's brother's family have all been together...can't wait!

Challenges:
Inspiration Destination.....Ch.32..........ATG
Penny's Paper Crafting.....Ch.226..........ATG
Ruby's Rainbow.....Ch.103..........ATG
Scrapy Land....Ch.17..........ATG & use any die sold by Scrapy Land.
Wonderful Wednesday.....ATG
Mo's Digital Pencil.....Ch.251..........ATG
Crafty Ribbons.....Ch.118
In the Pink.....Ch.68.....fussy & fancy or CAS

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Love You More Than Chocolate!


Spring has sprung here in Manitoba so Bill & I have been busy raking leaves & cleaning up the flower beds to make room for the sprouting new growth. I haven't been making a lot of cards but had to create a special one for my beautiful daughter's birthday this month. This is another adorable Mo Manning image "love you more than chocolate".  Check out the size of that chocolate heart....would love to sink my teeth into that!  And  that face....is she not just so sweet! She is coloured with copics. The DP, burlap flowers & the pearls are all from Recollections; the CS is Prism;  the hearts are cut from kraft paper using a Martha Stewart punch. Now, I am off to start on a birthday card for our grandson Tristan who is turning one this week & a wedding card for our nephew Brett who is marrying his love Jennelle in 3 weeks. Have a wonderful, crafty day!

Challenges:
Crafting From the Heart.....Ch. #57   ..........ATG
Craft Your Passion.....Ch. #   ..........ATG
Dream Valley.....Ch. #105  ..........1 image, 1 sentiment, 3 papers & 3 embellishments
Love to Scrap.....Ch. #52   ..........ATG
Simon Says Stamp.........ATG
Inky Chicks.....Ch.#50..........chocolate & sweets
Party Time Tues.....Ch.#197..........ATG

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Erin Go Bragh!


Meet "Erin", one of the new images from Mo Manning. The minute I laid eyes on Erin I knew I had to have her & I even had the perfect DP just sitting in my stash begging to be made into something sweet.  This was my first time colouring a red head & I am quite pleased with the results. By the way, Erin go bragh means Ireland forever. The DPs are by DCWV & the CS is Core'dinations. The shamrock embellishments are stamps that I cut out & popped up on foam dots.
Copic colours: YR02, YR04, YG13, YG17, YG63,YG67
                          E000, E00, E97, E99 R20, R22

Challenges:
Creative Card Crew #82..........green
TTCRD..........TTCRDATG
(PIN)spirational Ch.#135..........think green
4 Crafty Chicks #236..........green
Bronte & Bella's Ch...........ATG
Simply Create Too Ch#80..........green/St. Patrick's
Sister Act Ch. #96..........ATG
A Gem of a Challenge #139..........CAS
Sweet Stampin Ch..........green for St. Patrick's

Friday, 6 March 2015

Birthday Train


Isn't this little birthday train adorable?  It was a freebie over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps to celebrate their 4th birthday....each train was "custom" made....you just had to let Barbara know if it was for a boy or girl, age & the # of cars. Mine is going to my grandson Tristan for his 1st birthday next month. The train is coloured with copic markers & I used glossy accents on the window to make it look like glass; DP is Dina Designs & Colorbok & the ribbon is from my stash. It doesn't show up in the picture but I "stickled" the flame on the candle & all of the sprinkles on the cupcake. Thanks for having a look!

Challenges:
Crafting From the Heart.....#49.....ATG
Craft Your Passion.....ATG
Little Miss Muffet.....Challenge #106.....sketch
Little Miss Muffet.....Challenge #105.....birthday challenge
DL.Art Challenge #151..........for a boy
Perfectly Rustics..........for a boy

Monday, 23 February 2015

Happy Daisies!


This beautiful image is " Happy Daisies"  from Make It Crafty & you can find it here. Zoe has several other lovely flower images to choose from. This is coloured with my trusty copics & I  kept the card simple to showcase the image. CS is Bazzill & the DP is Pebbles by American Crafts.

Challenges:
Crafty Calendar..........ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Ch..........ATG/monochromatic
Sweet Stampin #28..........Spring flowers
We Do Doobadoo Ch. 4..........Spring/green
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #4..........ATG
Stamping Sensations Feb..........ATG

Monday, 9 February 2015

Love You Beary Much!


I made this exploding box card for my Granddaughters for Valentine's Day. Once again, it is a DT card for Beccy's Place. My DT spot for Beccy is coming to an end & I am really going to miss working with her sweet images. I'm so thankful to Beccy for giving me my very first DT position.
This adorable panda bear is part of a set that also includes a lion & a hippo & all the "sweet hearts" sayings. I used my copics to colour him, DP & flowers on the sides are Recollections & the sparkly hearts I'm not sure of because I threw the packaging out.....bad Renee!

Challenges:
2 Cute Ink.........Valentine's
Melonheadz Friends..........hearts/love
Chocolate, coffee & cards #84..........Love is in the air
Jo's Scrap Shack #74..........shaped card
Kitty bee designs #40..........Valentine
Simply Create Too #78..........Valentine
Sister Act #91..........ATG
Allsorts..........Love is all around

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Flowers of Friendship



Hello, my name is Renee & I am a bad, bad blogger! It has been nearly 2 mths. since my last post!  I have escaped the cold Manitoba winter by coming to Mesa, Arizona & the beautiful blue skies & warm weather. We are staying in an RV resort where I have found a group of other ladies here who are as crazy about making cards as I am & we have been getting together once a week to share ideas & to create. I'm loving it!

My card today is a DT card for Beccy's Place. The image & sentiment are by Beccy Muir. I coloured the image with copics....I'm fairly happy with the flowers but really need some practice on leaves. I wanted to keep the card very simple to highlight the beautiful flowers so I just edged the white CS with a Martha Stewart punch & put is on some orange Bazzill CS, added a bow & ta da....finished!

Challenges:
Fab "n" Funky..........#245..hearts &/or flowers
4 Crafty Chicks..........#232..hand coloured image
Craft Your Passion..........#247..ATG
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