Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I wanted to squeeze in on a challenge at Flutterby Wednesdays so I rushed to get this done only to realize I missed the deadline. As Balki used to say on Perfect Strangers, "baba sticki!" I guess it had to be in by Noon today. (Must have poor reading skills, - maybe NO reading skills.) I'm going to post it anyway because I like how it turned out and since I don't have much time to crank out cards these days I'm going to post what I do make. The challenge called for a New Creation and Buttons, so this definitely fit the challenge. The image is called Lisa Fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps. My sentiment is computer generated and I used my Labels Seventeen Nesties once again. Love that set! My DP's are Basic Grey's "Cappella." My card size is 5 x 5, so that gives you an idea of the size of the image. That's something I often wonder when looking at someone's cards so I'm going to try to remember to start including that information. I hope you have a lovely day and thanks so much for stopping by.
EDIT to Post: This qualifies for this week's Flutterby Wednesday challenge, Anything with Wings so I'll go ahead and post to this one.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Good Monday morning to you. Today I have a card for my dear daughter because it's her 26th birthday. Happy Birthday, Sweetie! Since she is due to have her second son any time, she might as well share her birthday and get on with it, right?! Anyway, this is "Traveling Tilda" and "Suitcase with Sign" from the Bon Voyage collection. I just love this Tilda so I made her into the keeper of wishes inside this trunk. You'll note that I attached a key to "unlock" that trunk full of wishes. I copied Mary Giemza's post idea from Saturday and did an easel card, even borrowing the die-cut swirls. Her card is awesome and you can see it here. I love doing easel cards because the recipient can display their card if they want to rather than having to put it away. I used Wags and Whiskers DP's and I stamped the frame around Tilda with Flourishes' "Falling Leaves", then sponged Tilda and the frame in "Old Paper" Distress Ink from Tim Holtz. The sentiment is computer generated and the dies are from Spellbinders' Labels Seventeen. I love those because they accommodate a pretty big image. The flowers are Primas from 7 Kids College Fund. I hope you have a lovely week and I hope to be back with some challenge cards soon. Til then, thanks for stopping by. I love hearing from you.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Happy Wednesday! It's time for another Copic Creations challenge. Our challenge this time is "shading" and you'll notice the DT has used images from Kraftin' Kimmie, who happens to be our sponsor for this challenge. The winner will get two Kraftin' Kimmie images. My image is called "Charlotte" and I used a lot of Copics to color her to match the Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious paper, so I'm not going to list all of them. I'll be happy to let you know what they are if you want to e-mail and ask me. I couldn't settle on a sentiment for this either, so I left it blank for now. My dies are the new Spellbinders Labels Seventeen. I sponged the main image along the outer edges with Old Paper and Crushed Olive Distress inks. I hope you get to see what the rest of the DT has contributed and then I hope you get to join us for this challenge. Have a wonderful rest of the week and week-end and thanks for stopping by.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Here is my third card in the "Cuties" series. This one I called "Patience," but she is found in the Summer Cuties as "Speedster." The sentiment from Flourishes' new "Kids at Play" set seemed to be perfect. Again I used Cosmo Cricket's "Pixie-licious" DP's and I colored my flowers to pull out colors from the image and papers. I used my Spica glitter pens for parts of her tricycle. These three are all I've done so far, and I thought originally I would keep them simpler and make up a note card set by adding a few others to it, but I couldn't leave them without embellishing them and then wondered how practical it would be to make them for a set. I still love the images and enjoy looking at these little cuties. I hope you've enjoyed them. We're starting a new week and I hope you have a good one. Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Here is the second card I'll share with you. This one is titled "Sharing" and is also under the "Summer Cuties" category. This little guy is sharing his ice cream with a tiny little fella. I just loved this image and colored him with Copics. The DP's are from Cosmo Cricket's "Pixie-Licious" and "Mitten Weather." The sentiment if from SU. I know I should see if this fits any challenges, but I'm undergoing a big house project (for me, anyway) so I really can't take the time to look right now. I'll share the last one of these with you soon. Hope you're having a lovely week-end.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I told you I've had fun coloring some adorable images, so here is the first of them that I'll share with you. I'll start with this one because I colored her first. This is "Patience" by Phindy O'Neill and I thought she was just too cute trying to help this poor little flower to grow. She's located under the "Summer Cuties" category, and Phindy is having a "Buy 3, Get one Free" sale. No, I don't have any affiliation with her but I do love her artwork and just got caught up coloring them. I have two more that I'll be sharing with you as well. The DP's are Cosmo Cricket's Pixie-Licious Mini Deck and the sentiment is from PTI's "Blooming Button Bits." I hope you like her. I also hope you're enjoying your first week of September. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Hi and Happy Post-Labor Day. I hope you had a good week-end. We had a very busy one and I finally got around to getting this card uploaded to post. I did this card for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge #3, and to add to my Christmas card inventory. The challenge was to use two DP's, three flowers and some sparkle. My Swiss Pixie is a C.C. Design image and I colored her with Copics. My background paper was created with Glitter Ritz Microfine in "Cool Highlight" and Be Creative Sheets, and then punched with my Martha Stewart edge punch. The DP's are Memory Box and the flowers are All White Mini Delphiniums from Petaloo, purchased from 7 Kids CF and found here. I colored them with my Copics. I used half pearls for the centers. Thanks for stopping by. I have a series of cards to share with you of images that I just fell in love with, so be watching for them.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Goodness, it's been almost two weeks since my last post. I was doing so well with my posts and then my schedule (whatever that is anymore) got thrown off and here it is September 1. Today's Copic Creations Challenge is coloring pleats (or folds) and our sponsor is Stamping Scrapping and the prize, for TWO winners, will be their choice of either a Bon Voyage Tilda or BonVoyage Edwin and a surprise (?)." Sound like fun? This one should be fairly easy, especially after our last challenge, so grab your Copics and color up some pleats. I used Christmas Morning Tilda and I colored her with the suggested colors for the "Folds (Color Me Creative) Class" I that took with Suzanne Dean. My DP's are from Memory Box's "Mistletoe" and I used an embossing folder for the top portion of my white CS. I added the sparkly swirls and Prima flowers and my Martha Stewart Moire ribbon and voila, I have another Christmas card done. Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are so appreciated. I hope you'll take a look at what the rest of the DT has done and play along with us if you can. Have a wonderful rest of the week.