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Birthday Moths

Birthday in Black and White

Birthday Moths

Hi there!! My card today features another one of Ching Chou Kuik’s beautiful images - Come Softly.  It’s been a long time since I did anything in the “no-lines” technique, so I figured I’d have a go with this one :)  I colored it in a monochrome palette with my SN markers, and added a few glitter highlights.  I looked high, low and sideways for the “right” background paper, and just wasn’t happy with any of my thousands and thousands of design sheets!! So, I took the moth from the image and made my own :)  Some black velvet flourishes with silver touches, black and white flowers that i stacked and centered with rhinestone brads, a sparkly ribbon bow, and a stamped sentiment finish this card off :)

I’d like to enter this into:

Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog – Monochrome

Blast Off

Blast Off to a Birthday :)

Blast Off

OMG!! I totally had this card scheduled wrong :(

Hello, it’s time for a new challenge at CRAFT, where our theme is Add Ribbon and Sparkle :)  Our sponsors this time are 

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for Star of the Month:

Digital Delights

I’ve been given the adorable Birthday Alien Andy by Digital Delights to work with.  I colored him with my SN markers, then fussy cut him out and popped him on a sparkly die cut background that I wrapped a ribbon around and tied a stamped tag to.  Before placing it on the card blank, I used a couple small star outline stamps to cover the background, then filled them in silver glitter.

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Whimsie Doodles - Masculine Makes

Aud Sentiments - #183 For a Child + a Sentiment

Send a Smile 4 Kids - Birthday Fun 4 Kids

Create and Inspire - #63 ATG with option of Tag, You’re It

Sketchy Challenges - #123 Bingo – I did the centre vertical line

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Floral Mask

Mask of Flowers

Floral MaskI fell in love with this image from Aurora Wings a while back, and finally got around to coloring it :)  The image is called Floral Masquerade, and I colored it with my SN markers, all the while holding my breath, because of the detail! I was so happy with the finished product, that I wanted to have a very simple card design, so the image could truly shine through.  I took 3 pieces of different gray and black card stock, and tore frames into them, then layered them over the image.  A big antique gold bow and some metal embellishments were all this fabulous image needed :)

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

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #50 My Secret Garden

Card Mania – #93 Buttons and/or Bows

Craft-Dee BowZ Monthly Challenge – June

Crafts Galore Encore – June Challenge

Creative Ladybirds Creations – #27 ATG

New Friends

New Friends?

Hi there, I hope this finds everyone visiting well!! It’s time for a new challenge at C.R.A.F.T.  this week, and we have a fun recipe challenge this time:

We have the one and only Rick St. Dennis as our ever generous sponsor

New Friends

The DT was supplied with their choice of images to work with for inspiration, and I chose Make a New Friend.  This pair gave me a chuckle when I first saw it, and I thought it would be a fun one to have a play with :)  I tried to give the cat a tabby look when coloring with my SN markers, don’t know if it’s really tabby, but I like it anyway!!  I had this paper for quite some time, and this seemed to be the perfect card to use it up on!!  It all coordinates, but I don’t know where it’s from, as it was floating around in one of my baskets!  I had the paw print ribbon, but was at a loss for what to do for the second ribbon required for the recipe.  I found the thin green and quite happy with the funky effect I got by just tying pieces around the paw print strip.  I added a button in the middle, then remembered these speech brads that I’ve had since the Stone Age….I think the words expressed by both cat and mouse are perfect!! I hope you can join us at  C.R.A.F.T.  this week to show us how you made out with our recipe :)

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

SUYP –  #18 Furry-thing goes with optional Birthday

The Ribbon Girls – May  Use Any Image

Addicted to Stamps – #149 Animals

CraftyHazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge – June ATG with Patterned Paper

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Weeks 283 and 284

Sweet Friend

Sweet Friend

Sweet FriendHello!! I recently won this image from Conie Fong :)  Braids In My Hair really wowed me when it was first released – but I had so many projects in the works that I never got around to getting it…when I won it, I was more than thrilled, and got right to it :)  I colored her up with my Prismacolor pencils, then sat and looked at the finished product, waiting for inspiration to hit!! Conie has a challenge to use ribbon on her Facebook group, so that was a starting point.  I wanted to do something a bit different with the ribbon, so I made some flowers from a pale yellow grosgrain that I had in my stash.  I stitched some seed pearls and a pink bead to the centers to coordinate with the yellow flowers in the image.  I had ONE pink rose left which was perfect here :)  The fern leaves are cut with a Frantic Stamper die that I just got.  I punched a few little blue blossoms to coordinate with the bow.  Corners were cut with my Cricut (Picturesque), and the butterfly was done using a bargain die that I got off Amazon, great deal, but I waited for forever and a day to receive it.  I stamped a little LDRS sentiment (discontinued) onto a scalloped square (Elegant Edges) with the Cricut, and added a bow from the same ribbon as the flowers.  Some pearls finished this off :)

I’d like to enter this into:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 412, I Spy…something that starts with “B”  I have: Braid, Bow, Butterfly, Blue, Blooms

Di’s Digi Designs Challenge – Use Something Digital

Addicted to Stamps Challenge – Not a Square Card

The Ribbon Girl – April “Use Any Image” Challenge

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge – #299 Spring

Spring's Here

Spring’s Here

 Hi there!  Spring is here, in Saskatchewan, Canada!! It’s Easter weekend, and I’m enjoying some peace and quiet….and getting my head back where it belongs after the mother of all funks in the last few weeks!! I was feeling so down, for no reason that I can come up with.  A stinkin’ attitude that even spread to my crafting!! I was prepared to sell all of my craft supplies and say Good-Bye to the whole shebang.  BUT….I walked into my craft room, looked around, and could not fathom where to begin photographing all that STUFF, never mind pricing, and delivering/mailing etc.  Laziness won out on that!! It didn’t cure the funk though, and where I’m usually quite active online with the cardmaking community, I slunk back into my little corner of misery.  I do not like feeling like this.  I’m old enough and smart enough to know the tools to get out of it….but it was quite a climb out of this hole!  I colored FOR MYSELF, and did a few cards up.  I knew I was out of the funk when I placed a few more online orders for craft supplies LOL.  Here is one of the cards I did.

Spring's Here

I used the fabulous Sakura Sprite by Aurora Wings.   The spring weather and the upcoming Easter holiday inspired me to use (the dreaded) soft pastel shades, as I colored her up with my SN markers.  After fussy cutting the image out, I layered the card up with a square die cut doily, some distressed DP and pink cardstock….all stitched up with my machine, and some ribbon. I embellished the card with die cut branches, a small tag for the sentiment, a fluffy bow, centered with a wooden flower, pearl sprays and some pearl embossing powder that I sprinkled on.  This card, (and a whole lot of Hot X Buns) have got me out of my funk and into the Easter spirit :)

I would like to enter this into:

Aurora Wings Challenge – #47 Easter Pastels

Spring Basket

Spring Basket

Spring Basket

I have another card today, this one using the absolutely adorable Annabelle by Conie Fong. With green being the “color” for March, I decided to do this card up in that color scheme as much as possible.  I colored the image with my SN markers, and distressed the edges, then got to work trying to find papers and embellishments.  The background paper is a big leaf print, which you can’t really see, but the color was what I was looking for.  I knew I had some basket weave texture paper, which I wanted to use, and, luckily found in my ever growing stash.  I wanted a lighter green piece, and found a piece of Whitewash Core-dination paper, but the whitewashed part was too light so flipped it over.  A doily and some lace finished off the foundation of the card.  I have a huge jar of diecut flowers that I can never seem to find a use for, so I shaped and layered them, to mirror the flowers in Annabelle’s basket.  A few punched leaves, pearls, pretty green ribbon and bow,  and a stamped sentiment finished this card off :)

Pink and Main – #19 Spring

Work It Wednesday – The Color Green

Scrapbook Place – Marching Into Spring

Delicious Doodles – Add Something Green

Inky Chicks – Flowers (stamped or as embellishments)

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

You're 4

You’re 4

Hello!! It’s hard to believe that it’s the for another challenge over at Come and Get It!! Our theme this time is Cards For Kids, and we are sponsored by the generous PaperNest Dolls.

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 I must confess, time got away on me, and this was a late make!!

You're 4

I used Ballerina Emma, and colored her up with my SN markers. Yesterday it was feeling very spring like here (today, not so much, with about 6″ of snow overnight), so I used soft pastel colors. I used scraps from 2 different paper collections, and cut the number 4 out with my Cricut. I used a die from Elizabeth Craft  for the bunting. Pink ribbon bows, some yellow flowers, a Brad and glitter glue pulled everything together, ready for the fussy cut image to dance onto the card :)

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

Digi Choosday – Week 9 ATG

Creative Knockouts – #183 Die/Punch Frenzy

Cute Card Thursday - #467 ATG

Gem of a Challenge – #189 Use 3 ‘B’s’ (ballerina, bows, bunting, blooms)

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Spring Colors 4 Kids

Hydrangea Sprite

Hydrangea Heaven

Hydrangea SpriteWhen I saw the color combo for the them at the Aurora Wings Challenge, I knew that I had to participate! I love the purple green and gold colors of Mardi Gras!!  I was originally intending on doing  one of the pansy images I have up into a card, but I went shopping and found this beauty, and had to have her!! Big Eyed Hydrangea Sprite can be found here or here. I love shopping at the new Aurora Wings store, it’s so easy to get around!  I

I colored her up with my SN markers, and was so tickled with the finished result!! Let me tell you, I was holding my breath towards the end, hoping that I didn’t screw up!!  I found some shimmery gold card stock for the back, layered the image with a green scrap and a doily; then cut some light purple flourishes out with a die.  The bow and ribbon are actually 2 different ribbons, a sage green and a gold mesh.  Then I punched and punched and punched little flowers, that I added gold glitter centers to, and arranged around the image with some punched leaves.  A few gold dots and this card was finished!! :)

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

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #466 Florals

Southern Girls – #154 Nature Inspired

Kitty B’s Aloha Friday – #89 Flowers

Jo’s Scrap Shack – #177 ATG