Monday, 28 October 2013

Ladybug Christmas DT card for TSC

How to fix torn paper on the back of your card when you've taped the whole front down just to find out your card base was upside down and you had to rip it off

Hi everyone! 
Today I'm sharing the card I made for Tammy's Scrapin' Corner.
This week's challenge is everyone's favorite, Anything Goes
Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digi Stamps
My bestie loves ladybugs so I've chosen to use the Scene It-Ladybug Christmas. This will most likely be the card she'll be getting for Christmas this year...but we'll see.(Jan,don't look)

 This will be the last challenge at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner so be sure to link up your latest creation with us there one last time.
I've enjoyed being on this team so much! We had such awesome sponsors every week. 
I was exposed to a lot of great artists and artwork. Some of the images I've colored in the last 8 months have been images that I never would have imagined coloring and yet some of those images have turned into cards that have become some of my favorite creations!
Other images I was fortunate to work with were on my "I can't wait to color that image someday" list.
I loved that over and over again "someday" turned into "this day".
It has been a joy for me to share these cards for TSC because it really pushed me to create a card every week that might inspire creativity.
I always tell everyone, coloring is one of the best therapy's there is! 
Wow, I must be so balanced now.
Ha! I'm Thankful for all the consistent therapy I've had. A life may have been saved. :)
Tammy, thank's so much for asking me to join this wonderful team of designers. It was great getting to know every one.
I take my hat off to all the ladies I've worked with who were so fabulous at leaving comments for everyone who linked up with us. You girls rocked at that!
And speaking of hats...I finally sold my Steampunk Pirate Hat on Etsy today!
 This morning as I was half asleep still and checking my email I asked my husband what he bought for $$$?
 He said nothing and I said well then our paypal account has been hacked!
 He came to read the email that had gotten me all in a tizzy and said, it's a payment to you not from you.
 I was puzzled as to who would send me that money when it dawned on me that someone must have bought my hat!
 I was excited and at the same time I started to miss my hat already.
Just last week I was picking out a permanent spot in my craft room for it.
  I hope the buyer gets a lot of enjoyment from it. I loved making it,
I feel a little more confident to list some of my cards on Etsy again. Funny how one sale can do that.
Maybe one day(this year) I'll make some more dough art creations to list as well.
Right now I'm making 11 Christmas tags for a swap at my local scrapbook store. Can't wait to share those with you soon.

 Thanks for stopping by today! Hugs!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Anything goes 
Craftin Desert Diva's Anything goes 
The Cutie Pie Challenge (button,ribbon,die cut-bow,ribbon,card candy)

Light green:G40,G43,G46

Background shadow:BG0000,BG000,BG10
Black Enamel Accents(Ranger)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Arabian Spell-DT card for The Corrosive Challenge

Photographed under different light

Hi! Today I'm sharing the card I  loved making for the challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our theme this week is Tic Tac Toe. Pop over to TCCB and see if your card qualifies.
Our sponsor this week is a new one for me, The Paper Shelter.
I've used this awesome digi image, Arabian Spell.
This is the first image I've colored from TPS and certainly won't be my last!
There is a lot of cuteness to choose from.

My Tic Tac Toe choices were BLING,DIES, and FLOWERS.

The paper is from Prisma Firefly and I used one of the new Stickles colors to outline the image.(Pink Tatfeta)
The flowers are Prisma Fabric Fancies.
The sprinkles of glitter and beads is actually a piece of sheer creme colored fabric that
I've been wanting to use for a long time. I really like the look of it so I think I'll have to remember to use it more often.
The dangley bling on the side is part of a belly ring that was in my stash of broken jewelry.
The heart/wing chip board, the brass mask charm, and the flourishes were inked with metallic pigment ink and heat embossed with SU iridescent ice

 I have to make this post short and sweet because two of my grandkids, Morgan and Tanner are staying with me for a few days.  My kids are moving into a new home this weekend and I wanted to help them out by taking the grandbabies.
They wake up early and when they're awake it's go, go, go, so grandma needs to be in bed 2 hours ago would have been good when it was 10:30.

I got some great videos and pics of the grandkids at the play park yesterday.

I love these days!
Have and awesome weekend! Hugs! 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything goes

Pants/top: V000,V01,E30,E33
Gold:Y35,Y38,E15, Gold Spica pen


Monday, 14 October 2013

Baby Animals DT card for TSC


Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at Tammy's Scrappin' Corner.
This week's theme is Fall colors.
Our sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps and I've chosen to use the digi image called
I gave the animals all tiny google eyes. That just adds to the cuteness. Now they're oozing cuteness.
The paper is from the Bo Bunny zoology pack and the sentiment is from a SU set 
The scrabble tiles were a hoarded item so I'm glad I was finally able to use them.
What were the chances I would happen to have Fall Colored baby pins?
I'm not sure about the placement of the pins in the mesh screen so I'll probably adjust them somewhat and add a couple more and maybe some more scrabble tiles.
I'll add a pick later today of the final adjustment.

 Happy Thanksgiving! 
I hope everyone gets to enjoying the holiday.
It's been a fun and busy weekend here! Filled with many children and grandchildren are my greatest blessings. I'm so thankful for all the time I get to be with them and I'm thankful for a very loving husband,(who was away working) and family.
So thankful I'm blessed!
 If you have the day off how what plans do you have?
I've got a few digi images colored up so I'll be making cards and scanning the web for Paleo leftover turkey recipes. 

I'm looking forward to seeing all your Fall colors.
Till next time...hugs! 

ETA:Those are now that adjusted pics. Here's one of the original(taken in bad lighting)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Sassy Witch DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hello everyone!
Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
This week's them is Dress Me Up.
Anything costume related meets the challenge requirements.
Our sponsor is Sassy Design Studios.
 I love coloring those images and today
I'm using this fabulous digi called Sassy Witch.
 Doesn't she look Sassy!
SDS just had a new mini release so be sure to check them out here.

 I used Copics from all four of the grey families to color this image up. 21 shades of grey in all
That's 29 shades short of a book.
 The skin is colored with warm greys, the hair is colored with Tone greys, the clothes are colored with cool greys and the broom is colored in natural greys. 
The sentiment is from Riley and Company.
The paper is Bo Bunny.
The chipboard spiderweb is from MIC
I pulled a ton of  fun embellishments and sentiment stamps to use for this card because I had so many ideas of  how I wanted it to look.
Here's a pic of my "shopping basket" for this card.
I love Halloween stuff and wanted to use it all.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians celebrating this weekend! And a Happy Columbus Day to my American friends!
The months feel like they're just "flying" by.
 I took my nose out of my coloring book just long enough on Thursday to realize it's the Thanksgiving long weekend.
 Friday I went down to the local butcher shop to pick up a 15 pound turkey, then headed to the Farmer's Market to get potatoes, fruit, and veggies and made a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner with the kids. 
 I've only cooked a turkey a couple of times but I think I'm really getting the hang of it.
 It's so easy with those oven bags and it cooks surprisingly fast.
The best part about cooking the bird myself is all the left overs I get to have.
There's turkey soup, buns, and pumpkin pie on the menu for today.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! Pop back in again soon. 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Make It Monday Anything goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything goes 
Crafty Catz Halloween
Digi Haven Halloween 
Graph'It Markers Shades of Grey
PunkYouGirl Halloween 
Aud Sentiments Funny Halloween
Craftin Desert Divas Anything with a sentiment

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Kraftin Kimmie DT Call-Little Miss Muffet

Hello again peeps!
Here's the second card I'm entering into the Kraftin Kimmie DT Call. It's a Birthday Challenge.
I made this card for my daughter Ashley who just  had her 29th birthday at the end of September.
Ashley and Nerissa both didn't get birthday cards last year so I wanted to make sure they each had a special one this year.
 Better late than not at all. 
The shoemaker's kids go without shoes and the card maker's family goes without cards at the time of the occasion.
As soon as I saw this stamp I knew I was going to use it for Ashley's birthday card.
She is hysterically afraid of spiders. Yet she just keeps attracting them to herself. I think that's because she's always thinking about them. The law of attraction? She thinks the first car she ever bought had a spider nest somewhere in it or under it because she was constantly finding spiders in or on it.
She always has a can of spider raid close by. A can in the car, and can in the house, and a can to take along camping. Yes that's right, camping!
She always has a spider story to tell too!
So we, her friends, and family think it's funny to share spider pictures on her fb wall.
So I just couldn't resist making her a card with this Little Miss Muffet stamp.
 Does that make me a bad mom?
I had a bigger realistic looking, metal charm spider I was thinking of using but I didn't think she would enjoy that so I went with the cutie spider brad instead.
This stamp also comes with the sentiment, Don't Let The Little Things Scare You.
Too cute, and so perfect for her. Like a good mother I'm just wanting to instil words of wisdom. Ha!
I've been buying the KKS's ever since my gf, Jan gave me a couple of the fairy stamps a couple of years ago.
What can I say? Kimmie always has such awesome sales going on! Like this week there's 140 stamps on sale at 20-60% off.  If you're a  hoarder collector of stamps check it out!
Somehow in just a couple of years I've collected 70 KKS and have so far used a whopping 5. In a perfect world I would have foam mounted my rubber as soon as I got it in the mail but in reality they just started to accumulate, and when I was inspired to use a certain one I'd have to wait till they were cut out of the rubber.
I had 23 stamps already mounted, which I thought was a ton and then the next time I counted there were 47 stamps that were needing to be mounted.
I  spent a couple of days on this "mounting project" and took pictures of the whole process so I could remind myself not to let them pile up again. There was a ton of rubber laying around. 
This time I used that wonderful heat blade tool to cut the rubber out of the foam. That was the cat's meow. Like a hot knife going through butter. I will never cut that sticky foam with scissors again.
Also, I used to use those Kai scissors that SU used to sell to cut the rubber but found the TH scissors work sooooo much better!  Wonder what I should do with my $40 Kai scissors now. Guess I could give them to someone who has a bonsai tree since that's what they're originally for .
The paper is Pion Designs.
I also used a spiderweb button, spider brad, some crystal drops and buttons. A spoon charm, an assortment of flowers,lace and some shabby seam binding ribbon.
The mounting process

All done for now.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie Birthday/DT
Make It Monday Anything goes

Kraftin Kimmie DT Call- Nerissa Mermaid

Hi friends!
 Today I'm sharing the card I made for my daughter Nerissa's 30th birthday.
 Her birthday was at the end of August and she'll finally be getting this card the next time I see her.
 I started putting it together, and finished it last weekend while she was over but I told her she couldn't have it yet because I had to take pics of it for my blog. She totally understood though.
Last year I didn't get around to making her a card at all so being a month late this year is a huge improvement!
 Of course I had to use this Kraftin Kimmie Stamp named Nerissa. Isn't she lovely! The name Nerissa means, child of the sea.
  I love the art work of Anni Rodrigue and she designs the Moonlight Whispers for
 KKS is celebrating a 4th birthday all week long with a party on facebook and a ton of rubber on sale so if you also love these stamps it's a good time to stock up. Kimmie also has a DT call going on, as well as a few other challenges. I decided now was the time to throw my hat in the ring and try out for the DT with this card.
One of the DT's I create for is taking a break at the end of October so since I'm going to have more time to create, and also because of the fact that I just happened to have two cards to blog this week that qualify for the current DT challenge it just seems like it's destiny to try out!
 Ha! Wouldn't that be a Krafty Girl!?
 Since I began blogging my desire has been to be a designer for those whimsical stamps. And with 70 KKS in my collection it would be a perfect opportunity for me to color up more than the five I've only done so far. Oh vey!
 So many of those artists that I aspire to are on this team. Cheryl, Melanie, Alice and Alyce. Just to mention a few because they're all fabulous! Who could argue with that right?
The paper is from a Prima pack called Firefly. It's such an awesome paper collection I don't know why it was retired so soon.
I also used some sea shell ribbon, and a hoarded TH Ornate Plate. 
The sentiment in the plate is also a KKS from the Mermaid Sentiments set.
 I filled the plate with glossy accents and added a few beads and sprinkles, then filled it up some more.
 I wasn't sure if it was going to dry crystal clear but surprisingly it did.
This is one of the cards I'm entering into the Kraftin Kimmie Birthday Challenge.
Yes, I wanna be a Krafty Girl! Wish me the best!

Skin:E000,E00,E11,E21,R20, BV20
Stickles and Glossy Accents 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie Birthay/DT
Make It Monday Anything goes