Flower Dancer

Flower Dancer

Flower Dancer

Hello there!! Today I have a card made with another gorgeous Aurora Wings image, Flower Ballerina .  I colored her with my Prismacolors, and when everything kept going well, my stress at screwing it up increased!! The detail in this beauty was almost too much for my old eyes! I managed to get it done, though, and set to assembling a card.  I thought the coloring was bad…..I can’t remember ever having so many issues putting a card together!! The papers I was intending on using just clashed terribly with the image colors, the dies I was going to use are lost in the mail somewhere, I didn’t have the flowers I wanted to use anymore…..blah blah.  I buckled down and got to work.  I die cut some sheer fabric out of a basic flower shaped die then heated the edges with my gun until they started to twist and curl….a bit of pink was added to the centers before I layered the flower shapes up with some pearl stamens.  I decided to go with some solid card stock instead of messing with the print that didn’t match, and added a few strips of cheesecloth, some pearls and pearl sprays.  Instead of matting the image, I punched one edge to bring some of the darker pink into the scheme of things.  I didn’t have a stamp for the sentiment I wanted, so I used 2.  I had to mask off some of the words, to leave the word “with”…..done that lots of times, what could be the problem???  Well, dummy me didn’t mask off the edge above and below the word, so right when I had everything all figured out, I had these 2 purple lines that weren’t supposed to be there!!! AAAARRRGGGHH!!  Love = heart :)  and some correction tape on the other boo boo.  I was glad to be finished, and extremely pleased with how it turned out, especially with all the issues I had.  I really think the finished product does justice to the beautiful image, and I hope the special lady who receives it loves it :)

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

Aurora Wings Challenge - #44 ATG

In the Pink – #114 For a Special Lady

Brown Sugar Challenges – #240 ATG

Creative Corner – Girly Fun

Crafting With Friends – #38 ATG

Retirement Tulips

Spring Retirement

Hello!! It’s hard to believe that it’s March already!! It came in like a lamb here in Saskatchewan, so I hope this month doesn’t like up to the whole “in like a lion, out like a lamb” and vice versa thing!  We have a new challenge over at the C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog today, and this time it’s a sketch challenge, using a sketch by our fabulous DT member Sheryl :)

It’s a very versatile sketch that can be interpreted quite a few ways, as you can see, if you check out the amazing creations that the DT has made this week!!  We have 2 sponsors for our challenge:

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And, seeing as how we are at the beginning of the month, it’s that time that we will be announcing our “Star of the Month”, which is sponsored by

Retirement TulipsI used a beautiful spring image from Sweet n’ Sassy for my card.  Nothing says spring quite like tulips do!!  I colored the image up with my SN markers.  The diagonal strip is a die cut, cut with a Memory Box die.  I added a little bee and some enamel dots, then stamped and embossed the sentiment.  Done!!  I hope you can stop by and have some fun with us, and try this sketch out!

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

Polkadoodles - Week 8/9 ATG

Double D Challenge – Think Spring!

Crafty Sentiments – ATG

Artistic Inspirations – #173 ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge – #1709 ATG

 

Mushroom Imp

Mushroom Imp

Mushroom Imp

Hello!  Today I have this card that I made with this absolutely adorable image from Julia Spiri.  I colored her up using my Prismacolor pencils, then distressed the edges a bit. I’ve been trying to use some of the awesome stuff that I’ve been hoarding in my stash, and came across this leather look paper – so decided to give it a whirl on this card.  I added a few strips of lace, then found some leather cord to use as well. I dove into a flower jar and layered up some blossoms, which I added a gold pearl to each of the centres.  I found a little wooden ladybug and some adhesive metal squares to embellish the corners. Hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it :)

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

Creative Inspirations – Petals and Pearls

Deep Ocean = #149 Add Lace

Allsorts Challenge – Week 404 – Metal and/or Charms

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – Leather and/or Lace

Flowers for You

Flowers In Vase

Flowers for You

Hey there :) Today, I have a card made with the gorgeous freebie that Conie Fong gave to celebrate her first anniversary at her Etsy Store :) It’s been a while since I’ve done a project in my favorite color combo, and I thought the red, black and white using this image would be very striking…I believe I’m right :) I colored the image with my SN markers, then rummaged through my scraps, because I knew I had to have something in the colors I was looking for. I was right!! And the big bonus was that the polka dot papers were scraps from the same pad :) To bring in a bit more red into the mix, I cut a border with my new die from Joy Crafts.  I added a bit of ribbon and a sentiment to finish this off.

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

A Gem of a Challenge – #188, Your Favorite Color Combo

Di’s Digi Designs Challenge – Die Cuts &/or Punches

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #52 ATG

Pixie’s Playground – ATG with Snippets, weeks 269 & 270

Dies R Us – #68, Something New (the die)

Birthday Swing

Swing Into Spring

HiBirthday Swing there! Today, I have a card made with Ching Chou Kuik‘s Gentle As A Breeze. There is a challenge in the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group where participants use this image to make a project.  I actually made a card with this stamp previously, but learned that wine does not go well with coloring! I wasn’t happy with it, so I got my SN markers out and made this one :) With the colors of the image being so bright, I opted for leaving the rest of the card quite subdued. Some embossed paper for the background, a Poopy Stamps birthday die,  pearls, and a few white bows was all this spring-like card needed :) I hope you like it!!

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

Crafting By Design - It’s Almost Spring!

Brown Sugar Challenge - ATG #239

Morgan’s Artworld - #4 For the Ladies

Glitter N’ Sparkle – #228 ATG

The Ribbon Girl s – Use Any Image

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

50 and Fab

50 and Fabulous

Good morning!! Today, I have a card made with one of KennyK’s fabulous images. Foxy Mama can be found here.  I’ve entered it into the February challenge on the KennyK Facebook Group. Anyone that enters their ATG challenge qualifies to receive this month’s freebie…”Scarlett West“.

50 and Fab

I colored this image with my SN markers, then started having fun with my new star border die, from Frantic Stamper.  I did the inlaid die cut technique, using Silver mirror and glitter papers. For the sentiment, I used my Paisley and Chalkboard Fonts (I think) Cricut cartridges. I sprinkled a few of the leftover stars around for some extra zing.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday – Week 8 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG week of Feb 21

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #317 ATG

Inky Chicks – #79 Happy Birthday

Crafty Creations – #335 ATG

Cut It Up – #116 Birthday Cards

XOXO

XOXO

Good morning!! Welcome to a brand new challenge at Come and Get It Challenges :)  Today we have the theme of “Valentines”, and our sponsor is My Besties by Sherri Baldry.  So, get out all of your “love”ly supplies, and make something up for your sweetie, and be sure to share it with us :)

XOXOI was given this sweet image to work with, and decided to have fun with the traditional valentine colors of red and pink!! After coloring the image up, I cut out a bunch of hearts with my Cricut, and tucked them behind the image, so they were peeking out. Then, I cut out an XOXO, again with my Cricut, matted everything with a red card stock….and was done this sweet Valentine :)

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

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Color of Love

Cute Card Thursday – #463 Be My Valentine

Color Crazy Craft Challenge – ATG Week 5

Feeling Crappy

Feeling C….y

Hi there!! As we ease into February, we also have a new ATG challenge at Creative Fingers for the next 2 weeks.  We have a regular sponsor, the fabulous Rick St. Dennis! :)

There is soooo much to choose from at his store, that it’s more than worth your while to enter for a chance to win one of his fantastic images!

Feeling CrappyI was in a “mood” when I got this stamp…..you can only guess what kind!! Lol!  The mood passed, so I decided to make a Get Well card.  The inside of this card says “…..that you’re feeling crappy”.  I printed the image onto kraft paper, and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment was printed at the same time as the image.  I wanted “something” to embellish it, and came up with a roll of toilet paper, rather than ribbon or bling :)  I cut a strip of paper, ran it through with my perforating blade to make the squares, then rolled it up.  I tore a few sheets off….just because :)  Hopefully this card will elicit a smile from the recipient!

Ruffle Your Feathers

Don’t Get Your Feathers Ruffled

Good morning!! It’s time for another challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  Where does the time go?? It’s hard to believe that we’re already into February of this year!!  We will be choosing the “Star of the Month” over at C.R.A.F.T., and we have the fabulous Rick St. Dennis sponsoring us for the star.

 Our challenge will be sponsored by the wonderful Crafty Ribbons

The team have used images by RSD, so be sure to check them out and leave some love :)

Our challenge this week is this inspiration picture:

so, whatever inspires you from this picture to get creative, use it!!! If it itsn’t really obvious where your inspiration comes from, make sure to let us know in your blog post :)

Ruffle Your FeathersI used the image Bird of Paradise, as I was obviously inspired by the bird :)  I was going to stick with the color scheme, but then all the pretty colored pencils started to call to me!! One word of advice, with detailed images such as the ones like this, don’t print them so small!!! I almost went blind coloring this lovely lady in!  After coloring her with my Prismacolors, and smuging some chalk in the background to ground her a bit, I moved on to the rest of the card.  I used a feather embossing folder on the bright green background, then wrapped some  sheer black ribbon around the card.  I tied a fluffy bow, and it needed “something” …… and I’m not one to put flowers on everything, so I muddled over it, and rummaged around until I found the bag of feathers that I got the beauties I used from.  A few black enamel dots (eep, almost out!!), and a stamped sentiment finish this card off :)

 

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