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Bluebell

Bluebells

Bluebell

Hi there!! I made this card for a recent Facebook challenge at Aurora Wings, and haven’t had time to blog it until now!! I really don’t know what people are talking about when they refer to the lazy days of summer, because it seems as if I’m running non stop!! I used on of the adorable sprite images that Mitzi is famous for: Bluebell Sprite.  I colored the little sweetie with my SN markers, then shaded the background with my Prismacolor pencils.  I’ve had this giant doily (or a good part of it) kicking around for quite a long time, and figured that this was just the card to use (a piece of) it on.  I cut the fence on my Cricut, then inked the edges with some Distress Inks. I’ve really been trying to use up stash that’s been neglected and/or forgotten, and as I went through things, I found these pretty pop up butterfly stickers.  I added a few silver adhesive dots and mounted everything on silver mirri card :)

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Di’s Digi Designs - Layer It Up

CCC Digi Creations – Monochrome

The Paper Shelter – #301 Going Digital

Crafty Creations – #345 ATG

The Sketchy Challenges – #123 Bingo – Butterflies, Image, Pearls or Bling

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New Home

New Home Congrats

New Home

Good morning :)  I really, really challenged myself with this card.  There were a few challenges that I wanted to enter, and I’ve been so short of time, that I wanted to combine a few of them into one card….so I got my thinking cap on :)  I love the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week, and really wanted to give it a go:

They also have a theme, this time, Use a Diecut.  Another challenge that intrigued me was The Butterfly Challenge, where the theme is V for the color Vermillion, and K for Key….with a butterfly, of course :)   These, along with the various Red, White and Blue challenges, certainly had me thinking!!  I found the little house image at a free clipart site, and printed it on blue card stock, then added some touches of red, white and clear sparkle with some gel pens…then fussy cut it out and placed it on white cardstock, matted in red.  I die cut the butterflies, with an unbranded die, and, after folding their wings up for a bit of dimension, placed them on a piece matted in blue.  I embossed the background with a Spellbinders folder, added a Tattered Lace diecut sentiment and then tied on a key charm to finish the card off :)

I’d also like to enter this into the following:

Let’s Craft and Create – #127 Just Beachy and/or Red, White and Blue

CutIt Up = #125 Patriotic/Red White and Blue (I’m Canadian, so went with the colors :) )

Glitter N’ Sparkle – #24 7 Red White and Blue

Blissful Bunny

Butterfly Bunny

Good morning!! It’s Thursday, so that means it’s time for a brand new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  We have a super fun theme this week: Animals.  Time to get all those fuzzy butts onto cards, and enter :)  We are lucky to have 2 sponsors this time:

and

Just click on the logo to be taken to their shops :)

Blissful Bunny

I was given the adorable Butterfly Bunny, from All Dressed Up, to use for my card.  I colored the image with my SN markers, and am so happy that I managed to achieve the fuzzy look the way I did :)  I used the sketch at  The Sketchy Challenge 

I have so many pretty scraps of printed paper, that this was the perfect sketch to utilize some of them!! The layout and patterns of the paper really made embellishments unnecessary,  as I think it could have easily got to be “too much”.  I added a sticker (!!!!) sentiment, and called this done :)

I’d also like to enter this into the following:

Pixies Snippets Playground - Weeks 285 and 286, ATG with snippets

World Wide Open DT Challenge – #23 ATG

Pansy Dreamer

Pansy Fantasy

Pansy Dreamer

This image is the image that got me hooked on Aurora Wings images.  All of Mitzi’s images are fabulous, but this one just knocked me out, because it has the gorgeous pansies arranged around the beautiful woman.  Even given the fact that I loooove this image, I have owned it for quite some time now, and have been too scared to do anything with it, in case I “wrecked” it.  My brain didn’t take it a step further and get to the step of how I could print it again, and retry…..so there it sat!  Well, I finally got up the nerve, grabbed my Prismacolor pencils, and went to it.  I was seriously holding my breath for about  80% of the time that I was coloring!! I couldn’t decide on which pansy color combo to use, so I tried to do as many different ones as possible :)  I highlighted the bubbles and her eyes with some white gel pen.  After curling the corners a bit, I set to assembling the back drop of the card.  I embossed some Coordinations Kraft core paper with a Cuttlebug script embossing folder, and embossed a strip of vellum with a spellbinders folder.  I had a strip of the taupe lace, which I wove some gold cording through.  I used a Tonic Studio loopy fern leaf die, a Tattered Lace butterfly die, and some sprigs of blue flower things.  It needed a little something else, so I got out some frosted white adhesive gems, and colored them with my SN markers to look a bit more like the bubbles in the picture….then added a dot of white gel pen, because I’m just picky like that lol.  I’m thrilled with this card, and really think that I did this fabulous image justice. And I think it’s one that I’ll just keep!!

I’d like to enter these challenges with this:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #48 ATG

Spring Orchids

Spring Orchids

Spring Orchids

I’m on a posting roll, lately! :)  This card was made with the gorgeous image, Orchid in Spring, by Ching Chou Kuik. I absolutely adore this (and all CCK’s) image! I colored her with my SN markers, then used this sketch

sketch maart

From Cheerful Sketches, as my layout guide.  I’m venturing into the dreaded world of pastel colors, again. I’m going to beat this “fear” of pale colors yet!! I used some papers from a DCWV stack, some for the background, and some for the die cut shape on the corner of the image; a doily, some die cut flourishes, and butterflies cut with my Cricut. I mounted the image on a tag shape, that I punched the edge and top with.  A simple sentiment was stamped along the top, then some strips of bling added. After assembling the card, but before adhering the butterflies, it became apparent that my love of glitter was taking over, so I added glitter all over the butterflies :) I love the effect!!

I’m entering this into the following challenges:

Ching Chou Kuik Challenge – Easter/Spring

Cheerful Sketches – Sketch shown in post

The Ribbon Girl – March Use Any Image

Digi Choosday – Week 12 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG, week of March 21

Butterfly Hugs

Butterfly Hugs

Butterfly HugsI was cleaning in my craft room the other day, and just realized the sheer magnitude of all the stuff that I – a. Never use   b. Forgot I had  c. Am saving for the right project

I’m going to attempt to use some of it…Bit by bit :) I’m not sure if I ever used these Kaiser Craft stamps before, but they are beautiful!! I stamped and embossed them, then cut them out with a Nelly Snellen circle die.  I got a HUGE pack of black and white paper a few years ago…Many coordinating prints that I’ve turned to once in a while, but not as often as the package size warrants!  I cut a few circles out of a few of the patterns, then stamped and embossed a small LDRS sentiment on another plain circle.  After gluing them down on the background paper, I saw that some definition was needed!  As it was too late to mat them, I used 2 different size dies to make frames for each circle :) This was all the card needed.  As CAS as I get!!

I’d like to enter these challenges with this card:

Pattie’s Creations – #132 Anything With Wings

Aud Sentiments – #176 Any Sentiment Other Than Birthday

Crafting When We Can –  #140 Add Circles

Double D Challenge – Things That Fly

Kitty B’s Aloha Friday Challenge – #91 Spring Cleaning (use something that you forgot you had, or haven’t used for a long time)

Pansy Sprite

Pansy Sprite

Pansy SpriteHi there!! I figured it just wouldn’t be right for me to NOT enter a card into the Aurora Wings challenge. At. The. Last. Minute.  It’s becoming some kind of a tradition for me or something, lol.  For this card, I used the amazing Pansy Sprite, that Mitzi so generously gave as a freebie for the duration of the challenge.  Pansies are my absolute all time favorite flower, hands down.  To the extent that I have a pansy tatoo, and nicknamed my mother in law Pansy…..  So I had to do something with this wonderful sprite!!  I was thinking of doing her up in some really different pansy colors, and spent quite a bit of time looking through pictures of pansy patches that I’ve had, but, instead, went with a very traditional color scheme.  The big challenge for me was to do this in pastel colors…..I don’t do pastels well….I find them hard to color, hard to wear, and always think that there should be a bit more “oomph” when I look at them.  I think I pulled it off here, with my Prismacolor pencils….I colored her at work, and only took a select few pencils with me so I wouldn’t be tempted to amp things up a bit :)  After cutting the image out with a die/fussy cutting, and matting it in a slightly deeper purple, I embossed a mint green piece of card stock (mint….me??).  I took the pansy edge from a piece of card stock that I had laying around, so I could balance the card a bit by edging the image’s opposing corner.  A piece of pale mauve polka dot paper is peeking out from below some pastel yellow lace.  The butterflies are stickers, that I stuck to white paper, then fussy cut out.  After attaching the bow, and the tag with the stamped sentiment, I felt that all the sparkle was out of balance some how (the butterflies are sparkly, but the pic doesn’t show that well).  I had a dream about my great niece, who was insisting that I call her “Miss Sparkle Pants”…..so that inspired me to add a bit of sparkle to the sprite’s bloomers :)  Hope you like my venture into the “light” side :)

Here are the challenges that I would like to enter my card in:

Aurora Wings Challenge – #45 Sprite Delight IV

Butterfly Challenge – #74 “M” is for Mint Green and “E” is for Edges

Creative Inspirations - #270 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG for the week of March 14

Card Mania – #90 Pastel Colors

Butterfly Friends

Butterfly Friends

Butterfly Friends

Hi there :) I made this card completely by using the sketch inspiration from MFT Sketch Challenge and the color and stash inspiration from the Butterfly Challenge. I took a look at this sketch:

MFT Sketch Challenge 322 #mftstamps

…And then saw that the Butterfly Challenge had the theme of G is for Glossy Accents, with the color option of Slate Blue. I stamped the butterflies (Inkadinkadoo) all over the backing paper, then cut the frame from some slate blue card stock with my Cricut. I traced where the frame would sit, then used my Prismacolors to only color the inside part…..Of course using blue shades….Including the slate. I took a strip of ivory edged with some black pinstriping, then a strip of white, which I stamped a LDRS sentiment on.  Finally, I stamped and colored one more butterfly, which I covered with Glossy Accents, and added it as an accent.  The joys of photography (when it’s a bit dark), don’t really show off the colors in a true way, or the shine of the Glossy Accents….unless you really zoom in a lot.   I think this makes a cheerful, yet classy card for a friend!!

I’d also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cards and More – #179 Friendship

Simon Monday Challenge – Make Your Own Background

Artistic Inspirations – ATG #174

Thank You

Pierced Thank You

Hi there!!! It’s (past) time for another challenge at Come and Get It. I say “past” because I got so confused the last week, and got challenge dates so mixed up – so this is a late post.  I think my brain is getting old before I’m ready!!!  Anyway, our challenge this time is Paper Piercing (not piecing).  As always, we have some wonderful sponsors, and this time around, it’s

offering 3 images, and

Original sentimentalsusan

also offering 3 images!

My teammates have been busy making fabulous inspiration cards for you, so be sure to check their projects out, and prepare to be amazed :)

I was given Butterflies from Sentimental Susan to use on my card.  I colored them up with my SN markers in rainbow hues, and fussy cut them out.  I found a template for paper piercing on Pinterest, and used it on a piece of vellum (love the look of piercing on vellum!!)  I cut around it and mounted it on some olive green cardstock.  Of course, the glue showed on the corners, even though I used special vellum adhesive, so I found some gold ribbon and covered it up :)  I punched about a million little blossoms, layered them and centered them with gold pearls.  The sentiment was stamped, embossed and cut out and placed in the center of the pierced piece.  Positioning the butterflies was the last step I did on this card :)

I hope you like it, and we would love to see your creations at our challenge :)

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Robyn’s Fetish – Butterflies

Craft Your Passion – ATG #318

Crafting From the Heart – ATG #118

Butterfly Get Well Card

 

 

 

get well

I made this card for a dear friend of mine who is stuck in the hospital. She likes different techniques, so I had a bit of fun with it. I stamped an Inkadinkado butterfly image 6 times on acetate, then carefully heat embossed 3 of the images with pearl embossing powder, and 3 with gold embossing powder. Then I cut them out and layered one of each if the colors, bending the wings for added dimension. The background is chocolate brown card stock, which I heated, then attached strips of fusible hem tape to. I heated the hem tape, t hen sprinkled gold and pearl embossing powders on, and heated again. I love the look of molten metal this technique gives. I uses some Jolees vellum and paper flowers, which I dressed up with gold bling in the centers. To finish off, I punched a bunch of tiny pink flowers, inked the edges of the card with gold ink, and added a piece of the embossed background to the inside of the card so it would peek through on the front.  I realize that this card meets the criteria for the Bingo challenge on the Butterfly Challenge blog. I used the middle horizontal line of the bingo card pictured below.

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