Monday, 10 November 2014

Going North


I have been busy making Christmas cards these last few weeks & this adorable image by Mo Manning is taking center stage in many of them.....isn't this just the sweetest little image! I love Mo's digis! It is starting to get very cold here....there is actually snow flying today & the temperature is -8C brrr. We have a roaring fire going so I think I will just stay inside & make some more cards!
Although there wasn't much colouring to be done on this I found it hard to do the polar bear. Getting the "white" effect is a challenge for me. The DP is Cozy Christmas from Simple Stories, CS is Bazzill, dies are lacy circles by Spellbinder & pine bough punch by Martha Stewart. The lovely sentiment is part of a set from Beccy's Place.

Challenges:
Stamping Sensations Nov..........Simply Christmas
That Craft Place..........ATG
52 Christmas Card Throwdown..........use red, green & gold
Crafty Calendar..........All About Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Ch..........make it flat
Paper Creator's Crafts #32..........ATG
ShowCASe Your Style..........tic, tac, toe
Treasured Times..........ATG

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Purr--fect Day


Hello crafty friends....I was away this weekend at a crop & I am absolutely exhausted! Didn't realize card making could be so tiring....perhaps it could have been the fact that we stayed up until 2:30am the first night & 1:30 the second night & had a little "sip" of wine both nights....but I'm not sure! Anyway, it was a blast; lots of great food, laughs, new people & even prizes. The main prize was a Silhouette machine but unfortunately I wasn't the winner....did get an awesome Echo Park paper pad & some bling though.
My card today is another tribute to a lovely member of the crafting community who passed away suddenly. The image was created by Mo Manning as a tribute to Amanda & her love of cats. Mo sold the image for only $1 & the proceeds went to an animal shelter near where Amanda lived.  I have coloured Amanda with copics; DP is Paper Pizazz Lavender roses & CS is Bazzill. The pearls are Recollections.
Now, I need to go to bed & catch up on some sleep!

Challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil..........use the Amanda stamp
Crafting at the Weekend..........ATG
Treasured Times..........ATG
Addicted to Stamps..........ATG
Scribble& Scrap..........ATG
That Craft Place..........girls but no pink

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Pretty in Pink


I am so totally in love with this beautiful image "Joy" from Sugar Nellie that I had to colour her again. I may just like this one better than the first one. The sketch I used is Sketch Saturday & hopefully I get this in on time. Last week I used their sketch on my Penguin Party card & missed the deadline to post....silly me! Once again the image is colored with copics. The DP is from my stash of scraps & unfortunately I don't know the company. I have used a flourish die from Memory Box; flower is Spellbinder & the punch is Martha Stewart. The bling in the center of the flower is Recollections.

Challenges:
Sketch Saturday
Crafting from the Heart..........ATG
My Craft Creations..........ATG
Pink Elephant..........Think Pink
Crafty Sentiments..........ATG
Loves Rubber Stamps..........ATG
Addicted to Stamps & More..........ATG
Inspiration Destination..........ATG
Whimsy Stamps..........ATG
Southern Girls..........ATG
Double Click Skittles..........pink

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Penguin Party


It is getting really cold here in my neck of the woods with the occasional snow flurry in the air. Perfect weather for starting my Christmas cards! This adorable image is Penguin Party from Sugar Nellie. I have a soft spot for penguins & this one stole my heart as soon as I saw it. The image is coloured with copics; DP is Fancy Pants; dies are Frostyville Wreath & poinsettia by Memory Box & the "bling" is from the $ store. The wreath is "stickled" to give it some sparkle.

Challenges I am entering:
Christmas Stamping All Year..........snowflakes
Sister Act..........ATG
Winter Wonderland..........red & blue
Crafty Bloggers Network..........Christmas
House of Cards..........use a punch &/or die cut
Love to Create..........2 dies & sparkle
Marker Pop..........ATG
Deep Ocean Challenges #88..........Christmas in October
Holly Jolly Christmas..........ATG Christmas

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Meet "Joy"

I have admired these gorgeous Sugar Nellie images for several years now but was always afraid to attempt colouring one. I'm getting more comfortable with the copic markers so decided to take the plunge & colour the adorable "Joy".  I am thrilled with the way she turned out! These images are very "user friendly" as the shading is already in place for you. If you want to give one a try you can find them at Funky Kits.
The DP is from my scraps pile so I can't tell you the maker...sorry. Until recently I cut the bottom off of all of my paper so it would fit in my holder better but then I never knew which company made any of it so I have stopped that nasty habit. However, I am such a paper hoarder I still have tons of sheets with the bottoms cut off! The swirl & flower are Memory Box & the bling is from the $ store.

Challenges:
Anything Goes with a Twist..........ATG
Craft for the Craic..........suitable for a child
Sister Act..........ATG
Stamping with the Dragon..........ATG
Crafting at the Weekend..........ATG
Di's Digi Designs..........girly
The Sugar Bowl..........

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Hallowe'en fun & some news!

 
This cute image is from Beccy's Place & I have used it to create my very first card as a member of Beccy's new DT. I am both excited & honored to be part of this group of talented ladies that will be creating with Beccy's images for the next 6 mths. This is my first time being on a DT & a big thank you to Beccy for giving me the opportunity. I colored the jack-o-lantern with copics & jazzed him up a bit with stickles. The DP is from Echo Park, die cuts are Memory Box & the little purple spidey is from Making memories.

Challenges:
Divas by Design..........spooky
Color Throwdown...........colors
Aud Sentiments..........Hallowe'en sentiment
Sailing Pineapple..........Hallowe'en
Scrapbooker PhD...........Hallowe'en sentiment
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Monday, 15 September 2014

Farewell Lovely Lady!

The crafting world recently lost a beautiful soul when Amanda Reed passed away suddenly. I didn't know Amanda personally but enjoyed "meeting" her on several card sites & admiring her beautiful work. She was always kind when commenting on my cards & made me giggle on more than one occasion. She will be sadly missed in the crafty world!  Polka Doodles offered this adorable bear to make cards in Amanda's honor. I colored mine with copics (after coloring this I saw a great image done using dots for the bears fur...it looked amazing & I will definitely try it next time!) My DP is Primrose Dots by Bo Bunny & CS is Bazzill. The heart circle die & flowers & flourishes dies are by Spellbinders & the little heart brad up in the corner is Peebles. So, farewell lovely lady. The craft world will not be the same without you!

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create...Ch.#89..........ATG
Crafting at the Weekend...Ch.#5..........ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Ch.#46..........ATG
We Do Doobadoo Ch.#14..........Feminine
Crafting from the Heart..........ATG
Crafty Bloggers Network..........ATG
Crafty Boots..........ATG
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