Friday, August 1, 2014

Victorian Lizabeth!

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Another beautiful image by the talented Heather Valentin of Lacy Sunshine Stamps!  This lovely is called “Victorian Lizabeth.  I colored the image with Copics in shades of Peach, but the picture looks more on the red side…..sigh!  The hearts and the numbers are dies from Simon Says Stamp.  I used the Cuttlebug gears embossing folder on the peach panel.  Otherwise I kept the card pretty bare so that the image would remain the focal point.  The little bow and strings attached to the hearts are made using embroidery floss. 

So glad you took the time to stop by.  I hope you have a wonderful week-end!

Challenges:

Creative Moments – #48 Sketch and Anything Goes.

Pile It On – #30 Embossing.

The Crafter's Café – #74 Use A Digi.

Creative Knockouts – #48 Happy Birthday.

Sister Act Card Challenge#68 Anything Goes.

Cute Card Thursday – #332 Vintage.

Creative Fingers – #44 Anything Goes.

Crafting By Design – August Anything Goes.

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – August Anything Goes.

The Sisters Of Craft – August Anything Goes.

Dies R Us – #7 Birthday’s.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lupita–Summer Of Dreams!

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Another gorgeous digital from Lacy Sunshine Stamps!  She is Lupita – Summer of Dreams!  I colored her with Copics and cut her out and popped her on designer paper and cardstock using the round and scalloped dies by Spellbinders.  The sentiment is a Kraftin Kimmie stamp.  The designer paper is from the Country Boutique paper pad by Fancy Pants.  I used the same paper to make the rolled roses using a Die-namics die.  The border punch is by MS.  The card layout is from the sketch on Papertake Weekly.  Then some pearls and ribbon to finish it off.

Challenges:

Papertake Weekly – Sketch #92.

Crafty Sentiments – Anything Goes.

Lacy Sunshine Challenge – #38 Flowers.

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes.

Addicted To Stamps#106 Anything Goes.

Milk Coffee Challenge2 Or More Die Cuts.

4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes.

Aud Sentiments – #112 Thinking Of You.

The Paper Shelter – Anything Goes.

Through The Craft Room DoorAlways Anything Goes.

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards#70 Polka Dots.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Twinkle Toes!

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The challenge at All Dressed Up is a sketch and she very generously offered up this free digi so you could participate in the challenges.  I think she is so sweet and would be a beautiful birthday card for any little girl!  I colored her with Copics and added Stickles stardust on her tutu.  The sentiment is from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and the flowers are by Prima.  The doily is a die cut by Cheery Lynn Dies.  I believe the designer paper used on the panels are from the Beloved Collection paper pad by Fancy Pants.

Challenges:

All Dressed Up Challenge – Sketch #18.

My Craft Creations – Anything Goes.

Clear It Out Challenge – Yellow.

Die Cuttin' Diva's – #176 Anything Goes.

Fan-tastic Tuesday – #46 Anything Goes.

Inky Chicks – #34 Happy Birthday!

Shopping Our Stash – #162 Triple Threat. (pearls, flowers, die cut doily)

Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes.

Penny's Paper Crafty – #188 Anything Goes.

Diva's By Design – Anything Goes.

Inky Impressions – #170 Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes.

Going Grey With Scrap Creations  - Birthday.

Monday, July 28, 2014

“Naughty” Clarabelle!

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The challenge this week on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog is Christmas In July!  Since I was too lazy to dig out my holiday stamps I decided to use Clarabelle and make a ‘naughty or nice’ card!  The stamp and sentiment are both from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  I love this rubber stamp and it can be used for any occasion. I colored the image with Copics and added some Stickles Stardust to her wings.  I used one of my very favorite color combo’s of pink and turquoise.  The designer paper is from the Winter land paper pad by Fancy Pants. The snowflake is a Doohickey die and the wreath and square are also dies.  The enamel dots are by Now and Then. 

Challenges:

The House That Stamps Built – Sketch J2314.

Lexi's Creations – #121 Christmas In July.

Dream Valley Challenges – #187 Favorite Color Combo.

Christmas Card Challenge – #35 Anything Goes.

The Corrosive Challenge – #203 Christmas In July.

A Little Bit Crafty – It’s Magic.

Crafting At The Weekend – #4 Anything Goes.

Hiding In My Craft Room – #159 Christmas In July.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps – #240 Christmas In July.

My Sheri Crafts – #138 Christmas In July.

Jelly Park Friday Challenges – Christmas In July.

613 Avenue Create#82 Anything Goes with Sentiment.

Sunflower Sprite

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The challenge over at the Aurora Wings blog is called ‘Sprite Delight’, and I used this adorable freebie called Sunflower Sprite.  I big Thank You for this digital image!  I decided to go whimsical and color her blue instead of the usual yellow of a sunflower.  I love the bold brightness of the blue and green!  I colored the image with Copics.  The designer paper’s are from Michaels.  Flowers are by Prima and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge – Sketch #222.

Party Time Tuesday – #182 Anything Goes.

Crafty Creations – #268 Just For Fun.

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards – #70 Polka Dots.

A Gem Of A Challenge – #124 Spots and Stripes.

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge – #39 Anything Goes.

Come And Get It Challenge – Friendship.

Crafting From The Heart – #29 Anything Goes.

Craft Your Passion – #224 Flower Power.

Through The Purple Haze – #52 Anything Goes/Option Flower.

Aurora Wings Challenge#5 Sprite Delight.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Festival Lily!

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“Festival Lily” was a free digi from All Dressed Up stamps on the Kit and Clowder Facebook page.  This is another coloring challenge.  What an adorable image and it was loads of fun to color!

The image is colored with Copics and I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on parts of the dress and butterflies.  I also added the dots on her braid with a white gel pen.  The butter fly is a MS punch, the tag die and sentiment are from Simon Says Stamps.  I used the Diamond Trellis embossing folder by Couture Creations on the pink panel.  Pearls, ribbon and lace are from Crafts.

I have a picture of the card with the tag pulled out and showing the sentiment.

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A perfect sentiment for this sweet image!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Challenges:

Sketch Saturday – Sketch #320.

Sweet Stampin' – Take Flight.

4 Krafty Girlz#23 Anything Goes.

Alphabet Challenge – L is for Lace.

The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Die Cuts and/or Punches.

Simon Says Stamps – Emboss It.

Try It On Tuesday – Things With Wings.

The Crazy Challenge#176 Die Cuts and Punches.

The Crafter's Café#173 Anything Goes.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #167 Anything Goes.

Crafty Catz – #241 Anything Goes.

Fan-Tastic Tuesday#45 Anything Goes.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Trails!

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This is the last rubber stamp from the Happy Camper set from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  I colored the image with Copics and layered her on cardstock from Simon Says Stamps.  The sentiment is part of the rubber stamp set.  The flower is a wooden veneer from Freckled Fawn and the enamel dots are by Now and Then.   

Challenges;

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps – Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes.

Creative Moments – #47 Anything Goes plus 1 Flower.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – Sketch.

Crafter's Café – #72 Birthday.

Glitter and Sparkle – #94 Happy Birthday.

That Craft Place – Anything Goes.

Crafting From The Heart – #28 Anything Goes.

Crafty Boots – Summer Holidays.

The Pink Elephant – #260 Summertime.

Use Your Stuff – #145 Layers.

Crafty Sentiment Design – Hand Colored Image.

Loves Rubber Stamps – #113 Summer Fun.

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Love You S’More!

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This is another stamp from the “Happy Campers” rubber stamp set from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and I love them!!  I have avid campers in my family and these are perfect for them!  The layout for the card  is a sketch from Deconstructed Sketch and it’s perfect for this card.  The image is colored with Copics and layered on cardstock.  The button is from Doodlebug and the leaf branch behind it is a punch by Martha Steward.  The designer paper is from the ‘Be Different Collection’ by Fancy Pants.  The wood veneer shapes are from Freckled Fawn.  The sentiment is also part of the Happy Campers stamp set.

Challenges:

Deconstructed Sketch – #160.

Simon Says Stamp – Spots and Dots.

Ruby's Rainbow – #83 Summer Treats.

Delightful Challenges – Buttons.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps – Anything Goes.

613 Avenue Create – #81 Anything Goes/With Option Party Time.

Pile It On Challenge – #29 Anything Goes.

Natalie and Amy – Summertime.

Crafty Little Fairies Challenge – Summer Fun.

Whimsy Challenges – Summertime.

Creative Fingers – #43 Anything Goes.

Crafting Musketeers – #15 Summertime.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Campers!

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This is one of a set of Happy Campers rubber stamps from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  The artist is Cheryl Alger. I love the little tent with the window and flowers.  My idea of camping…lol!  The set comes with multiple sentiments.  The flowers are a die from Die-namics and the tree is a die by Memory Box.  The center of the flowers are enamel dots by Now and Then.  I believe the designer paper is from the Sugar Coated paper pad by Doodlebug.  Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps – Sketch Time #238.

Little Red Wagon – #246 I Need A Vacation.

4 Crafty Chicks – #203 The Great Outdoors.

Tuesday Throwdown – #204 Take Us On Vacation.

The Crazy Challenge – #175 My Summer Vacation.

Come And Get It Challenge – Colors Of Summer.

Fairytale Stampers – #41 Summer.

Crafty Calendar Challenge – Summertime Fun.

Aurora Wings Mistletoe Fairy

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If you haven’t had the chance to create using Aurora Wings digital images may I suggest you check them out!  She does amazing stamps and it gives you a chance to color way out of your comfort zone….at least for me it did!  There is a Christmas In July challenge on Aurora Wings Facebook page and I chose to use “Mistletoe Fairy”.  I think she is lovely and I love her ‘hair’.  I colored this image with Copics and then used liquid pearls on the hair.  I also added a red pearl for her necklace.  I used Pink Paislee’s ‘City Sidewalks’ 8x8 Patterned Paper for the background.  Isn’t it gorgeous!  The border punch is by E.K. Success.  The sentiment is part of the Simon Says Stamp ‘Merry Everything’ clear stamps.  A little embossing with a Cuttlebug folder for the green panel, some pearls and punched ferns and then a nice bow to complete the card.  Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches – Sketch #258.

The Paper Shelter – #167 Holiday Time.

Penny's Paper Crafty – #186 Anything Goes.

Christmas Stampin All Year Long – #19 Anything Goes Recipe.

Creative Corner Challenge – Love Of Ribbon.

Fairy Tale Challenge – #96 Use A Digi Stamp.

Fussy And Fancy Challenge – #118 It’s All About Girls.

Jelly Park Challenges – Christmas In July.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #66 Anything Goes.

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge – #37 Anything Goes.

Digi Make Over Challenge – #149 Girly Girl.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas With Holly!

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Another Flower Pot Pretty from Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  She is such a cutie!  Colored with Copics and fussy cut then popped up with foam dimensionals.  I used a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder for the background and a Magnolia doohickey die for the snowflake.  The number is a die from Simon Says Stamps. 

Challenges:

Crafting From The Heart – #27 Anything Goes.

Going Grey With Scrap Creations – Christmas In July.

Inky Chicks – #33 Christmas In July.

Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes.

Penny's Paper Crafty – #186 Anything Goes.

ABC Christmas Challenge – N is For Numbers.

Crafting By Design – Use A Sentiment.

Diva's By Design – Christmas In July.

Aud Sentiments – #111 Christmas In July.

C.R.A.F.T. – #268 Christmas In July.

Quirky Crafts – #14 Christmas In July Use Die Cuts and/or Punches.

The Glory Of Christmas Challenge – #37 Anything Goes.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Gift!

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There is a coloring competition on the Kit and Clowder Facebook group and it uses this gorgeous image from Aurora Wings.  This is my first image from Aurora Wings and I love them.  She is an amazing artist!  This image took me almost four hours to color and can I just say it was a labor of love!!  I kept the embellishments to a minimum, because I wanted the image to be the focal point.  I colored the image with Copics and then added glitter using Stickles stardust.  I also added little pearls to her hair using liquid pearls – White Opal.  I wanted to create the illusion of waves so I embossed clear acetate with the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder and placed it behind the image.  Then a sentiment and a few gems to finish the card.

Challenges:

Crafty Card Makers – #119 Under The Sea.

Simon Says Stamps – Let’s Be Clear.

Going Grey With Scrap Creations – Water.

All Sorts Challenges – Week 267 Splish, Splash, Splosh.

Glitter N Sparkle Challenges – #93 Anything Goes.

Crafting At The Weekend – #3 Anything Goes.

Open-Minded Crafting – #14 Water, Water Everywhere!

Creative Corner Challenges – Water.

Sister Act Card Challenges – #65 Anything Goes.

Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Birthday Card With Guilty Bert!

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This is “Guilty Bert’ from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  I think I love this image so much because it reminds me of my grandson Owen….lol.  I colored the image with Copics and layered it on navy blue and red card stock from Simon Says Stamps.  The sentiments are both from SSS.  The designer paper is from the Be Different Collection by Fancy Pants.  Then I added some red and blue embroidery floss to the button and did some faux stitching with a white gel pen.  Don’t you just love the definition of ‘boy’!

Challenges:

Sketch Saturday – Sketch #318.

Time 4 Scrap – #43 Anything Goes.

Speedy Fox and Friends – #220 Red.

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge – #93 Anything Goes.

Corrosive Challenge – #203 Forever Young.

Crafting At The Weekend – #3 Anything Goes.

Creative Knockouts – #145 Sew It Up.

Mo's Digital Challenge – #233 Birthday For A Boy.

Artbymiran Challenges – #10 Anything Goes.

Fairytale Challenge – #95 Something for/with/from a child.

Jelly Park Challenges – Red White and Blue.

Creative Moments – #46 Anything Goes/Celebration.

Penny's Paper Crafty – #185 Anything Goes.

 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Beauregard Christmas Seahorse!

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This cute Christmas Seahorse is a Lacy Sunshine stamp.  I chose to go with non-tradition colors and love the vibrant turquoise and mauves.  I used Copics to color the image and frame it with the Oval Spellbinder dies.  The embossing is a 5x7 folder and I cut it in half and taped it together to get the side panels.  I love that it looks like waves!

Challenges:

Lacy Sunshine Challenges – #37 Under The Sea Christmas In July.

Crafty Cardmakers – #119 Under The Sea.

Crafty Boots Challenges – Christmas In July.

Going Grey With Scrap Creations – Water.

Holly Jolly Christmas – Christmas Critters.

Christmas Cards All Year Long – July Non-Traditional Colors.

Dies R Us – Christmas In July.

Cut It Up – #49 Under The Sea.

Simply Create too – #65 Christmas In July.

Sweet Stampin Challenges – Christmas In July.

A Gem Of A Challenge – #123 Animals.

All Sorts Challenges – Wk267 Splish, Splash, Splosh.

Completely Christmas #20 Anything Goes..

 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Birthdays and Friends!

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Here is another cute little image from the Sassy Cheryl’s store.  Nothing like relaxing in the sun with your friends!   The image is colored with Copics.  I used two embossing folders for the background panels.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps, the butterfly is a punch by MS and the card stock and designer paper I picked up at Michaels.

Challenges:

Sassy Cheryl’s Facebook Page – Anything Goes.

Mojo Monday – Sketch #353.

Incy Wincy Designs – Summer Activities.

The Crazy Challenge – #175 My Summer Vacation.

The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Birthday.

Fab N Funky – #223 Summer.

Inky Impressions – #167 Summer Fun.

4 Krafty Girlz Challenges – #22 Anything Goes.

Charisma Cardz – Anything Goes.

Sister Act Card Challenges – #65 Anything Goes.