Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Christmas Sprite

I'm finally back & with another image from Aurora Wings......Christmas Sprite. Isn't she adorable! She is coloured with copics; DP is Echo Park & CS is Bazzill. I've used dies from Spellbinder & Memory Box & the pine boughs are a Martha Stewart punch. It's hard to tell from the picture but there is Stickles on the trim of her dress & also on the Merry Christmas. This is my first Christmas card completed this year....I am so far behind! I am having surgery on Friday to remove a small growth from my eye so although I coloured 20 images yesterday it will be awhile before I can get them on cards. (will have a patch on the eye for up to a week...yuck!)  Wishing all of my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow.
Hugs, Renee

Addicted to Stamps.....#172.....make your mark
Crafting by Design.....Nov.....Christmas
Fab n Funky.....#283.....ATG Christmas
Inky Impressions.....#278.....Traditional Christmas colours
The Paper Shelter.....#229.....a Christmas card
Simon Says Wed. Challenge.....ATG
The Crafty Addicts.....#4.....ATG/use a die cut
Whimsy Inspirations.....#88.....ATG  Holiday

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Star Dancer

This has to be one of the most beautiful images I have ever coloured....she is called Star Dancer & is one of many gorgeous images by Mitzi Wiuff of Aurora Wings. I've had her for over a year but was afraid of her! lol  Have you ever had one of those images you were afraid to colour?  I've coloured her with copics & although it is pretty hard to see in this picture there are little stars on her dress that I used diamond Stickles on. An image like this doesn't need much decorating so I just punched stars out of the white CS to show the pink CS underneath & then added a die cut flower (Memory Box) & pearl in the center.

Addicted to Stamps.....#169.....CAS
Crafting by Designs.....Nov.....ATG
Crafting for all Seasons.....#113.....girly
Sweet Sketch Wed. 2.....#77.....

In the Pink.....#81.....Magical (in pink)
Crafting with Friends.....#10.....ATG
Simply Papercrafts.....#17.....ATG
Di's Digi Designs.....Tic Tac Toe.....die cut, digi image, hand colouring

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Horse Love!

I have a very dear friend who will be celebrating her 65th birthday next week & one of the greatest loves in her life are horses.....her husband & Labrador retrievers are right up there too! We recently went to see an amazing show called Cavallia....Odysseo which features 64 gorgeous horses & some very talented humans.  I was in awe of not only the beauty of the  horses but also how intelligent they were. It was incredible to watch them go through their routines with no one touching them. If you get the chance to see Odysseo be sure you go. You will not regret one minute of it!

This beautiful image is a Serendipity stamp (thank you Sue!!) which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  It looks just like one of Darlene's horses called Tante, white blaze & all. I used kraft cardstock with the perfect DP from Kaisercraft to create a gatefold card.  A few little horseshoes, some bronze brads & a jute "rope" & voila, there you have it, the perfect card for a horse lover!


Crafty Gals Corner.....#43.....ATG
Creative  Moments.....#80.....ATG
4 Crafty Chicks.....#270.....ATG
Crafting with Friends.....#9.....ATG
Simply Papercraft.....#16.....ATG
613 Ave. Create.....#147.....ATG
Glitter n Sparkle.....#161.....ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.....#21.....ATG

Autumn Beauty!

Here I am with another beautiful image from My Whimsical Little World. This is Autumn & you can find her here. The DP I have used are oldies from my stash....they are Sei. The CS is Prism & the lattice die cut & tree branches are Memory Box. The lovely autumn leaves are Recollections & are also "oldies".  If you haven't entered a MWLW challenge yet get busy colouring & enter your creation here.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Happy Fall!

This is sort of a cross between a Thanksgiving & a Halloween card.....the pumpkins, wheat & scarecrow say harvest time to me but the witches hat, ghost & bats are definitely Halloween....maybe I should call it a Thankoween card! tee hee  Anyway, the pumpkins & fence are a digital image from My Whimsical Little World that I coloured with copics. The scarecrow, wheat & ghost embellies are by Sandy Lion & the awesome DP is Echo Park. You can join in the monthly challenge over at MWLW here. It is always anything goes & you can use any image. If you use a MWLW image you get an extra entry in the draw.  Come join in the fun & maybe win some of Paola's awesome images in the process.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Award of Excellence!

My niece is the nurse educator in the emergency department of a local hospital. She was recently recognized by the College of Registered Nurses with the Award of Excellence in Education. What a wonderful moment when all the hard work you put in is noticed! Of course, this was the perfect opportunity to get out this cute little nurse by Mo Manning to make her a card congratulating her on her achievement.  I found the star paper in my scrap bucket & it matched perfectly with the copic colours I used on her scrubs (BG10, BG11 & BG13) The CS is Bazzill; the star is a wooden button from JoAnn's that I coloured with BG13 & threaded with silver sparkly embroidery floss. Remember those magnetic sets of letters & sentiments that Making Memories put out eons ago? Well, that is where the "achieve" came from. It was stamped with Bermuda Bay ink from Stampin Up.  Thanks for taking a look.

Bronte & Bella's Ch. #208...........ATG
Sketch Sat..........sketch
613 Ave. Create..........ATG
Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine..........ATG
Crafting From the Heart..........ATG
Craft Your Passion..........ATG
Not Just Cards.....Ch.#25.....ATG
Crafty Sentiment Designs..........ATG

Thursday, 1 October 2015


  Not sure about you but I definitely wouldn't be afraid if this little "monster" showed up at my door.....the bats are another story though! This is my Oct. make for the My Whimsical Little World Challenge Blog. The image is called  Alexander the Great Dinosaur & you can find him right here. I coloured Alexander with copics. The DP is from my scrap bucket so I don't know the company. The trees are Memory Box dies & the bats are stamps from the $1 store. The spooky spider is Making Memories & the trick or treat sentiment is Pebbles Inc. You can enter a card in the MWLW Challenge here.  The challenges are always anything goes & if you use a MWLW image you can enter 3 times  any( other image is only 1 entry.)

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Happy Birthday!


I'm back with another adorable Make It Crafty image! This one is "Zoe Celebrates" & if you go to Zoe's You tube channel you can watch her colour the beautiful curly hair....showing you how to get depth into the hair. Orange isn't a colour I usually reach for but the person I made this card for just isn't a pinky kind of girl. I really like how it turned out!  She is coloured with copics & as the sentiment is part of the image all I had to do was matt it with Prism orange CS & add the Memory Box star die cut. Thanks for stopping by.

Always Playing with Paper.....Ch.44.....birthday (inspired by the
Crafting from the Heart.....ATG
Craft Your Passion.....ATG
Love to Scrap.....#62.....ATG
Outlawz Greetings Ch.....use a greeting
Die Cuttin Divas....Ch.#235.....ATG (Memory Box star die)
Digi Choosday.....Ch.#39.....something new.....image & star die
Tues. Throwdown.....Ch.#264.....CAS