Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cute and Cuddly


Here's a card for the Cute and Cuddly challenge at Delightful Challenges.  
I've used Ellie the Elephant from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.


The papers are DCWV and the layers were made with Spellbinders Labels 7.  Since the patterned paper was busy, I decided that a simple bow with a Queen&Co heart sticker was just enough.

This week's challenge is sponsored by


Scrapyland - http://www.scrapyland.com/

Prize $10 store cert


I hope you'll join in the fun!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Pumpkin for You

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today is my day to share a post for Digi My World Design Team Blog. I love, love, love the colors of fall and found this great paper combination in DCWV's Dots, Stripes, & Plaids Stack.  I think they're perfect for this adorable image from Digi My World's Hayrides set.




I added pumpkins cut from Jaded Blossom's Fall Die Set (a must-have!), some DoodleBug Bakery Twine and a few gems.

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Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Fall!

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Watercolor Background Using Copic Markers

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today is my turn for Hostess Monday at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  I'm going to share a Delightful image and a Copic technique that you might want to try.   For my card today I've created a watercolor-like background using Copic markers.  The image is Candy Cane Jingles.  I used the pre colored version.


Candy Cane Jingles (colored)Candy Cane Jingles

Now, let's see how this watercolor technique is done:
 Gather your card making materials including a small plastic cup, Copic Various Ink - blending solution, a paint brush, and a piece of acetate (I use the packaging from different craft products.)


 Add the blending solution to your cup and scribble your Copic color of choice on the actetate,  You can use a darker color with this method.  I've chosen BG75

 Dip your brush into the blending solution and then pick up some ink from the acetate.  Apply to the background of your image.  If it's too dark, add more blending solution.  If it's too light, pick up more ink.  You can mask your image if you'd like.  I use Cryogen paper so I know how the ink moves and I just work the ink close to the image.  If you use a more coarse paper, it might bleed into the image so test it first.


 The purpose of this method is to get a watercolor-like background in which the color has many shades (using just the one color).  Keep working with the ink and the solution until you get a background that is pleasing to your eye.  Let it dry (it will lighten with drying)


Now you're ready to mount your image and finish your card.  You can use this same method to color your image if you want a watercolor  appearance.  I hope you give it a try.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

All Fall Down


I am so ready for fall weather, but our part of the state hasn't figured out that summer should be almost over.  I guess the only way I can "feel" fall is to design in fall colors and that's this week's challenge at Delightful Challenges.

I've used the Flowering Watering Can from Digital Delights by Louby Loo on this horizontal easel card.  



The mats are Spellbinders scalloped squares cut on the Cuttlebug.  The flowers are Prima and the leaves were cut using the Martha Stewart double leaf punch.  The image was colored with Copic markers.

This week's challenge is being sponsored by 

I hope you'll join in our crafty challenge at Delightful Challenges.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Simple Times


This week's challenge for Delightful Challenges is "Simple Times."  I find that the clean and simple style is the one I lean towards most so this challenge is perfect for me.

I'm using the Jubbly Panda file from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
If you haven't tried coloring the "Jubbly" animals, you're missing out on some coloring fun.  You can also get them pre-colored if you love the files but don't want to add the color yourself.


I love this paper - the leaves have a slight flocking on them.  Add some mats, ribbon, and gems and call it finished!

You can join is our challenge by linking to Delightful Challenges.  You might be the winner of our prize offered by


http://www.thecharmbarn.com/
Prize - $15 store cert

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

You Inspire Me


Hi Crafty Friends,
Can you tell how much I love the Besties set from Digi My World.  Here is yet another image from this delightful digital stamp set.


The gorgeous papers are from the Authentique Grace 6x6 pad. The ribbon is from my stash but I think I picked it up at Dollar Tree.  The leaves were die cut, inked, and embossed using Spellbinders Autumn Harvest Shapebilities.  The darling besties were colored with Copics.

Digi My World digital stamps:
Besties (BFF)

Jaded Blossom dies and stamps:
Fitness Junkie stamp set

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Don't Be Square!


Hi Crafty Friends,
It's time for a new release at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.  This week's challenge is "Don't Be Square" - use any shape card EXCEPT a square.
My new release image is Flippity Frankie's Magic Carpet Ride and a sentiment from the new Wicked Sentiment set.


I chose to make a pedestal card using My Mind's Eye Boo to You papers.  I also used the MS Drippy Goo border punch, some gems, and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.

Here's a look at the entire release:


Come join in our challenge by linking HERE.
This week's prize sponsor is


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Layer It!


It's time for another Delightful Challenge.  This week's challenge uses one of my favorite techniques, layering.  I love, love, love selecting papers and layering different mats to enhance my paper choices.  Today I'm using the Pelican Set from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.




I found this paper with the seagulls in my stash so other than the wave border punch, I didn't have to embellish the card.  To go with today's challenge, I layered the mats, the waves, and then popped up the sentiment and pelican.  As always, I used Copic markers for my images.

You can join in this week's challenge by linking to our Delightful Challenges blog.  

This week's prize sponsor is

http://pprcrafts.com

Prize: 


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

So Proud of You

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today I'm sharing a cute little back to school treat I made using an image from the Bushel of Memories set from Digi My World.



Bushel of Memories
You can find the digi set HERE

I colored the image with Copic markers and attached it to a goody filled gusset bag from
Jaded Blossom.  I also used Jaded Blossom's Mini Tag Dies 2Fancy Topper Die, and a sentiment from the JB's Fitness Junkie stamp set.

I hope you'll stop by the Digi My World Design Team blog to see more adorable digi creations.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy Birthday

Today I'm sharing some cards I've made for two special birthdays.
The first one is a 13th birthday card for a youngster we've watched grow up.  He loves the outdoors and all things nature.
This adorable tree frog is a file from SVG Cutting Files as is the rounded top card base.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's So Many Birthdays set stamped onto a banner from the new Mini Tag Dies 2 set.  The papers are from my paper stash.
The next card is for his sister's 18th birthday.  She loves all things Cowboy/Cowgirl so the DCWV Yee Haw paper stack was perfect along with this cute image from Great Impressions stamp co.
I colored the image with Copics and decided the horseshoe from Jaded Blossom's St. Patrick's Day die set was the perfect embellishment.    I also used JB's gift card die on the inside.  This is such a great die to have on hand.
Gift Card Die
I love making cards especially for the special people in our lives.
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you're having a wonderful day.
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