Baby Congrats

Hi there! I was asked to make a baby card, but it had to be gender neutral, as the parents didn’t find out the gender. I’ve had this sweet image, from Ike’s Art, appropriately named New Baby, for quite some time. I printed it light, so I could do the “no lines” technique with my Copics.

I die cut the image out, then layered it with some neutral, dotty textured, card stock. A die cut sentiment and some pearls were all that was needed to finish off this sweet and simple card.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2027 ATG

Dream Valley Challenge – #228 All Occasions

The Crafter’s Cafe – #246 July ATG

Your Scrapbook Place – July ATG

A Perfect Time To Scrap Open Challenge – #7 July ATG

Reindeer Greetings

Hi there 🙂 With all the Christmas in July festivities, I can’t resist joining in the fun 🙂 I made this cute card using the adorable reindeer image from Alicia Bel, called Rino and Reno. I colored them up with my Copics, then fussy cut them out.

I die cut a wavy edge on a piece of green print paper, and added some doodled stitching along the edge. I’ve had this cool fringe trim for some time, and it was a perfect addition to this card, adhered to the underside of the curve. I layered this into a piece of woodgrain print paper, then added the die cut sentiment. Finally I popped on the image with some foam adhesive. Even with this bit of dimension, the card was still flat enough to mail with a single stamp! 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #135 ATG Christmas in July Week

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge– ATG Christmas, with optional for a man or boy

Send a Smile 4 Kids– Christmas in July for Kids or ATG for Kids

Cute Card Thursday – #641 ATG

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #40 ATG with a Critter

Mr. & Mrs.

Hi there 🙂 Well, now that it’s started to feel like summer, I figured I’d share a cute Christmas card that I made for a special couple! I used a digital image from The Stamping Boutique, which has, sadly, been closed for some time now. I thought these 2 mice, which I colored with my Copics, were perfect for a first Christmas creation! I added a sentiment before printing the image up. The design was kept very CAS, as I only added some snowflake embellishments, centered with adhesive rhinestones, then matted everything with some shiny red cardstock.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #496 ATG as long as its Christmas, optional theme is to Add a Snowflake or 2 or More

Simon Wednesday Challenge – ATG

ABC Christmas Challenge – L and M are for Love and Movies (I did the love option)

Tuesday Throwdown– #460 ATG

Arty Divas – #24 ATG

Soar!

Hi there 🙂 I hope everyone is doing well, and managing to find time to do the things you love 🙂 Today I’m sharing an inspiration project for the challenge at the Stamps by Aurora Wings Facebook group. We love to see anything that you make, or have made in the past….which is why we are ATG, old or new, full projects or colorings alone 🙂 It’s been eons since I’ve done an ATC, and I would love to say that I’d planned on making this into one right from the beginning, but, I’d be lying, lol. I printed this Wisteria Fairy image up and was surprised at how small it came out….oops. The version I used is the full version (goodbye eyesight!), found in the Gardens and Goddesses vol. 1 coloring book….I’m not seeing the book listed (however, I’m sure that Mitzi would be glad to get it up for you, if you reqested it!). Although the book isn’t listed, you can find the simple version of this lovely fairy HERE at the Aurora Wings Digi Shop, or HERE at the Etsy store. I colored the image with my Copics, adding a bit of Wink of Stella to her wings for some sparkle.

I didn’t know what I was going to do with the image, until I measured it, and found that it was just over 2.5″ x 3.5″!!! I trimmed about 1/8″ off and was set to go!! Because the image is so detailed, I wanted to limit what I embellished this with. I used a small dotted background stamp around the edges, inked the edges with the same black ink, and used some teeny stickers to add the sentiment. I wasn’t completely satisfied, so made a few tiny notches on the top on bottom, and strung a few beads on some black thread. Had to glue the beads down afterwards, to hold them in place, because I forgot to tie knots!! Lol. I forgot how much I loved creating these mini pieces of art…..I used to make them often, when I was swapping online….and have an extensive collection (6,000+) of cards from artists from around the world that I received in trade.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge – Week 25 ATG

DL Art – June ATG Linky Challenge

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – #474 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of June 23

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2025 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #134 ATG

The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge – #245 Things with Wings

Ally’s Angels – #35 ATG

Ahoy!

Hi there 🙂 Well I’ve finished the first week working back at the office, after working from home for 2 1/2 months, and I’m exhausted! Lol! It’s nice to be back, but dealing with people face to face again is challenging after all this time! It’s nice to have crafting as a way to relax and unwind. This card features a sweet image from The Paper Shelter, called Pretty Little Sailor, which I colored with my Copics.

I had some pieces of this nautical themed DP, and what a perfect fit with the image! I layered everything up with contrasting matting throughout and added a die cut sentiment. To finish off, I shook out my button jar, and found some buttons that went with the theme.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge– June ATG with Patterned Paper

CCC Digi Creations- #115 Eileen’s ATG

Your Scrapbook Place – June ATG

Sognado Scrap/Dreaming of Scrap – #80 ATG

The Paper Shelter Challenge – #433 Going Digital

Winter Queen

Good morning, and happy Friday!!! I hope everyone is doing well, and able to (safely) enjoy some of the weather that seems to be prevalent in many parts of the world. I’m here to share my inspiration card for the new ATG challenge at Creative Fingers. We are being sponsored by Angelique, who will send this gorgeous stamp set to the lucky winner!

For my card, I used a gorgeous image from Julia Spiri. Snow Queen is a greyscale image, something that I usually avoid, but this one was just too beautiful NOT to play with!!! I colored her with my Copics, and added a few accents with a white Posca.

I framed her with a swirly grey frame that I layered over white card stock for definition. The die cut snowflakes, mixed in with some eyelash yarn, make a pretty border. After layering everything on a tick blue CS background paper, that I’d stamped and embossed a simple sentiment on, I added a number of adhesive gems to the snowflakes, frame and crown.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Your Scrapbook Place – June ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #495 Anything Christmas Goes

Worldwide Open DT Challenge – #06 June ATG

As You Like It – Digi or Rubber? Digi!! Why?? I love the versatility of being able to resize digis, and the fact that they’re easy to store, and no cleaning!!

Classic Design Challenge – #6 June ATG

Wave

Hi there 🙂 I’m here to share my last inspiration this month for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. Our theme for June is “Under the Sea/Fun In the Sun/By the Sea”. There are so many gorgeous images at Ching-Chou’s Etsy store that are perfect for this!! I used Autumn Sea, from the Beautiful Tails set.

I colored her up with my Copics, then cut the image out to fit in with the wave die cuts that I layered around her. The curved Happy Birthday sentiment was the perfect fit for the opposite side. To add some glitz, i used some stickles on the waves, and also for some dots on the coordinating background paper.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Craft Cottage – #130 Eileen’s ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – June ATG with Patterned Paper

Crafts Galore Encore – #76 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends– #134 ATG

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 13 ATG

Mermaid and Koi

Hi there!! The week sure flew by!! It’s time for me to share some inspiration for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. Our theme this month is “Fun In the Sun/Under the Sea/By the Sea”. For this card, I went with the Under the Sea theme, and used the beautiful Koi image, and colored her up with my Copics.

I picked the paper before coloring, and it was a real challenge to get the image to coordinate with the background without it all blending together in a vibrant mix of colors!!! The white matting of the image really made the difference! I didnt want to add too much to the card, as the colors, paper print and detailed image were enough going on!!! I die cut a border, that showed the white matting through it, then cut a sentiment. It still didnt look done, so I messed around with a number of embellishments that just didn’t work, before using the die as a stencil and making a accent on either side of the image. The simplicity of the card lets it shine….quite literally, lol. Oh, and bonus….flat for easy mailing!!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Get Creative Challenge – #92 Fantasy

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #473 ATG

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #253 ATG with a Sentiment

Crafty Friends Challenge – #137 ATG

The Fairy and the Unicorn – June ATG with a Mythical Creature

Summertime!

Hi there! We had a few days that felt like summer (just a few, though!), so I was inspired to make a summer card for our current ATG challenge at Creative Fingers. We are being sponsored by Angelique, with this cute stamp set,

so we were able to play with our stash, and use whatever we wanted for our DT inspiration 🙂 Its been far too long since I’ve had a go with an All Dressed Up image, and this one, Summer Time, was perfect for the mood! I’ve been trying to pick out my papers before coloring my images, so I can coordinate colors a bit better. I colored up the image with my Copics, using the scheme from the bits of papers that I chose.

These colors are not ones I’d typically use for a summer card, but the summer/beach theme of the papers made everything work 🙂 I used this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, which happens to be the one from Kathie’s first post, 10 years ago!

I inked the edges of the pieces with the same oxide inks that I used for the sky background in the image. I muddled around with the embellishment elements of the sketch, with nothing really working, until I found some plain wooden buttons. I colored them, using the same Copic colors as I used in the image, then tied them with coordinating colors of embroidery floss. I’m really thrilled with how all the elements tie in with each other so well for the finished product!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge– June ATG with Patterned Paper

Classic Design Challenge – #6 June ATG

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #473 ATG

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – In celebration of Kathie’s 10 years!! Shown above

The Corrosive Challenge – #6 2020 ATG

Gearing Up for Retirement

Hi there! I hope everyone is doing well, and continuing to stay safe and healthy 🙂 This card is out of the ordinary for me in a couple of ways…..no colored image, and masculine! I had to make a quick retirement card for work, the recipient being a “tinkerer”, and very mechanically inclined. I die cut a gear border, and a few single gears, from metallic card, then stamped and embossed the sentiment. I sprinkled a bit of chunky embossing powder for a bit of texture in the blank space. A mirror card mat, and the outside was done. I carried out the theme on the inside, with a sentiment, matting, and die cuts 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

DL Art – June ATG Linky Challenge

Simon Wednesday Challenge – Something Metallic

Dragonfly Dreams Challenge – Make It Masculine

Double Trouble – Gear It Up for the Guys

Use Your Stuff – #399 Masculine or Father’s Day…Double Trouble Collab