Rainbow Wings

Hi there πŸ™‚ I hope everything is going well for everyone out there!! I’m sooooo happy….I got my second dose of my vaccine today….finally. It’s been a long year and a half, and it’s great to be able to breathe a little easier now πŸ™‚ I’m sharing an inspiration card for the current challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group. Our theme is Things That Fly, and I thought that this image, Harmony, was perfect for it. I colored it up with my Copics, using a picture of a bird as a color guide.

I found some polka dot background paper that coordinated with the image, but wasn’t too overly fussy to detract from the image. I die cut some black foliage to tuck around the picture, which I’d framed in black, and then added a pretty die cut sentiment, also cut from black card stock.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #160 ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #6 June ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #689 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of June 15

Crafty Creations – #422 ATG

Butterfly Bounty

Hi there! I’m here to share my first DT creation for this month’s challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group. Our theme this month is Things that Fly. There are so many images in Ching-Chou’s shop that feature a winged friend! I used Misty Eyes for my creation, and colored her up in Copics, matching the color scheme of the background paper I’d chosen to use.

I cut her out and framed her with a pretty oval die, then positioned a gorgeous butterfly die cut at the bottom of the image. I used the same shades of markers to color in the butterflies on the die cut. Another butterfly die cut perches on the top of the image πŸ™‚ A few silver pearls were added to accent the blooms in the die cut.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 628 Butterflies and Bugs

Crafty Catz Challenge – #555 ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #689 ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – #88 ATG

Bizzy Becs Monthly Challenge – June ATG

Never Grow Up

Hey there πŸ™‚ It’s time for a new ATG challenge over at Creative Fingers! Angelique is sponsoring, with this lovely stamp set going to one lucky winner!

Since the DT can dive into their stash, and use anything their little hearts desire, I decided to work with an amazing image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I printed Peter Pan off, using one of the included sentiments, then colored him up with my Copics. I even got to use some of the rarely used fluorescent shades to highlight the sentiment πŸ™‚

I’m not too sure what this card style is called, or even if it has a name, lol. It worked with the idea I had in my head, though! I cut the front of the card blank down, so the matted sentiment inside provided a frame of sorts for the main panel. A bunch of foliage die cuts added to the whimsical feel of this project.

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

Mo’s Digital Pencil Challenge – #304 June Anything Mo’s Goes

Incy Wincy Designs – For the Men &/or Kraft Paper

Passion for Markers – Week 595 Masculine

Crafty Gals Corner – #220 One for the Boys!

Aud Sentiments – #276 ATG + a Sentiment

Somebody Say Cake?

Hi there πŸ™‚ I was thrilled to be asked to be a GDT at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges!! They always have the most fun challenge themes, great sponsors, and fabulous DT inspiration πŸ™‚ This time around, their theme is Anything Goes with an Animal, and their generous sponsor is the one and only Ike’s Art!

I used the adorable Peeping Tom image, from Ike’s, to make my inspiration card. When I saw this guy, I knew I had to make a slim line card! I printed him off to size, then colored him up with my Copics. For the background, I wrote in all kinds of words that relate to birthdays. I matted the image with a piece of plaid paper that I’d cut with a scalloped slimline die, then again with some orange card stock. The cat’s expression reminded me of when they hear something that interests them, and they suddenly get VERY attentive!! I printed a sentiment to tie in with this on the card blank, before adhering the image panel. I’d like to say another big thank you to the team at Scrapping 4 Fun for asking me to join them this time <3

I’m entering the following challenges with this card:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #151 June ATG with a Critter

Show Us Your Pussycats – #67 Furrything Goes

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2123 ATG

Crafty Creations – #422 June ATG

Creative Knockouts – #405 ATG

Your Day

Hi there πŸ™‚ I’m here to share my inspiration card for the new challenge at Creative Fingers. Angelique is sponsoring again, with this fabulous stamp set for the lucky random winner:

I’ve been trying to increase my stash of masculine cards, so I used a cute stamp from Polkadoodles for my card. I cropped Malkolm, from the Little Monsters collection, so only part of his face was featured on the card. The sentiment was placed and printed at the same time as the image. I colored him up with Copics, coordinating the colors with the piece of printed paper I’d chosen to use.

I added some black mats to both the image panel and the striped frame to make everything really stand out. A couple scattered enamel dots finish of my fun card πŸ™‚

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 22 ATG

Simon Monday Challenge – Frame It

Crafty Creations Challenge – #421 May ATG

A Gem of a Challenge – #11 ATG

Creative Knockouts Challenge – #403 For the Boys

Retirement Huts

Hi there πŸ™‚ I’m sharing a CAS retirement card today. I used the image Beach Hut Holiday, from Sheepski Designs. I thought this scene was perfect for someone retiring…as I can imagine (dream of) just sitting in that chair, with not a care in the world!! But a situation like that is a ways a way for me, so I can continue dreaming….and crafting!!! I colored the image with my Copics, added some inked clouds with Distress Ink, then stamped and embossed a sentiment on it. The specific retirement message is on the inside. I found some paper that had colors that coordinated with many of those in the image, and used it as one of the mats.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – #625 12th Birthday Challenge – Bright, Happy, Sunny Colors

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of May 25

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 21 ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2121 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #158 ATG

Sunshine Friends

Hi there πŸ™‚ As I post this sunshine-y card, I’m listening to the rain fall – finally!! It has been such a dry spring, with fire bans, and very worried farmers!! This rain is so welcomed, and I can hardly wait to see how fresh and vibrant everything looks when the sun comes out again! This card my last inspiration card for the month of May for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge. Our them this month is Magical World, but the DT was given an extra challenge this week – to use orange or yellow or both. I combined the 2 themes with this pretty mermaid. I colored Flow Followers up with my Copics, then cut it out with a stitched die.

I dug around in my paper stash, trying to find as many coordinating oranges and yellows as I could. After cutting a hexagon shape out from a warm yellow piece, I glued down the image. This was placed on an orange background. I went through my scrap bin, and die cut a bunch of seaweed and coral pieces, then adhered them to the card to form a border on the edge. A few fish were also cut, so they could swim around the image. To finish, I arranged a bunch of pearls across the bottom πŸ™‚

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – #625 12th Birthday Challenge – Anything with Bright, Happy, Sunny Colors

As You Like It Challenge – Favorite Coloring Medium? Copics! Why? They blend so beautifully, to make any color under the sun….also…after all the $$$ I spent on them, they better be my favorite!!! Lol!

Color Crazy Craft Challenge – Week 20 ATG

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #146 ATG

Creatalicious Challenges – #211 ATG with optional For a Woman

Starry Skies

Hello there πŸ™‚ Today, I have my second inspiration project for this month’s Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge. Our theme this month is mythical creatures – such as fairies, unicorns, mermaids etc. The DT was also given an extra challenge, and that was to make a shaped card. I used Crimson Moon to make my shaped easel card, and colored it up with my Copics, before fussy cutting it out.

I embossed a piece of Black Magic card stock, then sanded it to add emphasis to the pattern. I then matted it with plain black, before attaching the image, and adhering it to the yellow base. For the bottom, I just used a piece of plain black, then popped on banner strip with a stamped sentiment. For embellishments, I used a ribbon flower, die cut greenery, and a sprinkling of tiny rhinestones amongst the stars, and on the base.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 624 ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #5 May ATG

Let’s Craft and Create – #171 ATG and No Patterned Paper

Createful Heart Designs – #32 ATG

The Crafter’s Cafe – #266 Feminine – Girls or Ladies

Pretty Pink Peony

Hi there πŸ™‚ At my old house, I had the most monstrous peony plants I’ve ever seen…they were one of the first flowers to bloom (other than dandelions, lol), weeks before anyone else even had buds on their peony plants. I thought of them when I saw this lovely Peony in Jar image from Conie Fong. I colored the image with my Copics, then cut it out with a pierced edge circle die.

I wanted to keep my card design relatively simple, so the image could really take centre stage. I found a piece of pink card stock in the same shade as the flowers, then edged it with a pretty die cut border. I found some greenish grey print paper to tuck at the top and bottom. A quick mat with some green/grey paper, and a few coordinating rhinestones finish this off. I left it without a sentiment, so I can add a personal message on the inside for whatever occasion that may call for a card like this.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Scrapping 4 Fun – #192 Pastel colors with flowers

Crafty Gals Corner – #219 For the Ladies

Creative Inspirations – May/June – The Season of Spring

Creative Knockouts – #401 Flower Power

Do-Al(I) Creative – #53 Twister Sister Pastels and Spring Flowers

Forever Remembered

Hi there πŸ™‚ I hope that all the mom’s out there had a day that was as special as they are!! Hopefully, it will be the last one that we all can’t be with the ones that made us moms! I was going through my card collection, and saw that I was short of sympathy cards….probably because they are some of the hardest ever to make!!! This gorgeous corner digi, from Graciellie Designs, was perfect for a simple, yet beautiful way to tell someone they are thought of. I colored Life Happens with my Copics, then added a stamped and heat embossed sentiment. A simple black mat, and a few sequins finish this understated card off, while leaving the image and sentiment in sharp focus.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Cute Card Thursday – #685 ATG

Let’s Craft & Create – #171 AG + No Patterned Paper

Crafter’s Cafe – #265 ATG

Colouring in Scrapland – May – ATG or Flowers