Monday, February 28, 2011

Sketch Saturday Challenge Week #144

                  Midnight Waiting

I loved using this sketch, because I got to use up a few scraps (which I have many of)!  The image is a rubber stamp by Sweat Pea Stamps, and it is called “Midnight Waiting”.  The sentiment is also from Sweat Pea.

I colored the image with Copics, and then added some clear glitter by Martha Stewart to the moon.  I distressed the image and the background layer.  The red dotted designer paper is from the Oliver Paper Pad by Basic Grey.  I picked up the metal brads from the dollar store.

Challenges:

Totally Gorjuss – Challenge #69 Black plus One.

Sweet Stampin Challenge – Oh So Girly.

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #58 How Charming.

Stamptacular Sunday – Challenge #100 You’ve Been Framed.

the Corrosive Challenge – Distressing #105.

The Shabby Tea Room – Challenge #51 Classic Elegance. (black, white and red)

I hope everyone has a wonderful week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #81 Diamonds and Pearls

                    Star Fairy

Last week I won the challenge at Pollycraft Monday, and this is one of the ten free images from Pollycraft that I won.  This adorable digital image is called “Star Fairy”, and I think she is so cute hanging there upside down!

As you can see there is a lot going on in the layout of this card.  I got the sketch from the Card Making and Papercraft magazine for February. 

I colored the image with copics, and then used the Spellbinders round and scalloped dies to cut out and layer the digi.  I added some cute little white pearls to her shoes, and used a Sakura glitter pen on the wings, her hat and the Star branches.  I also added some Crafts crystal (diamond) gems around the image.  The designer paper is from the Olivia paper pad by Basic Grey, and from Graphic 45 – Once Upon A Springtime Collection.  I embossed the turquoise back panel with a folder from Cuttlebug.  Then on the front panel I added a lacy effect with a border punch from Martha Stewart.  The flowers I crocheted with embroidery floss, then added buttons from Doodlebug.  I also sewed around the outside of the card and along the front panel.  Then I added some pink pearls on the corners.  Ribbon and lace are from my leftovers from other projects.  I also used a sentiment from Kraftin’ Kimmie.

                                                         Crochet Flowers

This is a close up of the crocheted flowers.

Challenges:

Cooking It Up With Katie – Challenge #50 I Wish For White Wings.

Pattie's Creations – Challenge #16 Make Your Own Embellishments.

Crafty Creations – Challenge #107 At The Bottom Of My Garden Lives!

Fussy and Fancy Friday – Emboss and/or Paper Piecing.

Magical Monday – Challenge #16 Lace

The Pink Elephant – Challenge TPE94 Buttons, Lace and Ribbon.

Scrap-Creations – Birthday.

Sew Many Cards – Challenge #45 Star Challenge.

Crafty Purple Frog – Challenge #9 A Touch Of Magic.

Well, that’s it for now, thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy the week-end!

Marilyn

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge #52 Spring? Easter? Your Choice!

                    P1030174

I got this adorable image as a freebie on Paper Craft Planet, and thought it would make a cute card for Spring.

The layout for the card is a sketch from Papertake Weekly.  I colored the digi with copics.  The designer paper is from the Hopscotch paper pad by Basic Grey.  The lace border was made with a border punch by Martha Stewart.

Challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Sketch #53.

Crafty Catz Weekly – Challenge #71 Friendship.

Stamp Something – Flowers.

Marilyn

Arty Expression 2 – by C.S. Design

                    P1030170

It’s time for another card featuring a unique image from C.S. Designs, and this one is called “Arty Expression 2”

I made a recessed card to highlight the image.  I printed the digi on a very pale green vellum, and then layered it on white and lime green card stock.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC

I hope you will pop over to CSD and check out the wonderful images Chris Stern has created.  We are also having a Big Extravaganza Contest for the whole month of March.  If you would like to see the details just hop over to our challenge blog Doodle Pieces.  Also, don’t forget to check out our group on Crafters Digital Art Center.

Challenges:

Paper Play Challenge – Week 8 Let’s Get Sentimental!

Do You Stack Up – Challenge #8 Anything Goes!

Fab 'n' Funky – Challenge #61 Recipe Time.

Marilyn

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Michelle Perkett Studio - “We Heart You” Blog Hop!

Wow, I can’t believe how fast my six months as a DT member for Michelle Perkett Studio’s has went.  I was so fortunate to have spent the time with very talented and lovely “mermaids”.  Of course, being able to work with Michelle’s beautiful and stunning images was the “bomb” as the kids say today!

The blog hop starts on Michelle's personal blog.  I hope you came here from Claire's blog, I bet she had something amazing to show you!


The blog hop “We Heart You” is all about saying thank you, for your friendship and your inspirations along the way.  I consider myself very lucky to have met you all, and got to chat with you on our groups.  It was nice to share stories with you, to send you cyber hugs when you were down, and to share your happier moments, which there were many of!  I can not tell you enough how talented you are, and how many times I have sat at my computer and was amazed with your beautiful creations.  I will miss you all!  I also want to take a moment to say thank you to Michelle for allowing me to be part of her design team, and for creating such wonderful designs to work with!


Well, for my last card as one of the DT members for Michelle, I wanted to do something special.  I have seen a lot of “shadow box” cards on the internet and wanted to try one, but then I found out they were dies, and extremely expensive.  So, I decided to create my own.  After lots of measuring and re-measuring, and then cutting (by hand), this is what I came up with.  I am dedicating this card to Michelle and all my DT friends on MPS.  This is my way of saying thank you for your friendship.  I sure hope you like it!

 
Mary Mary

I’m not going to take the time to get into all the details about how I made this card, the post would be way to long!  In the future I will write up the specs and post them, just in case anyone is interested in making one.


Since the image is called “Mary Mary”, I decided to include the nursery rhythm.  The first version of Mary Mary Quite Contrary, was published in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song  Book in 1744, but the last line read “And So My Garden Grows”, and it was “Mistress Mary” not “Mary Mary”, just a short history lesson for you!


                                          Mary Mary (2)

I thought I would show you a close up of just the shadow box with the image Mary Mary.  The image is colored with copics, and then layered on yellow and red card stock, which is the theme through out the card.  The designer papers are from Martha Stewart and Basic Grey.  The punches are also by MS.  The red flower corners are made by Cuttlebug.  The mini roses are from Prima.  I also cut a flower from the same Basic Grey paper pad, and pop dotted it on the paper, for added dimension.

 
I am so glad you are joining us on our blog hop, your next stop on the way is Tammy, and I know you are going to find something incredibly beautiful there!  I hope you will leave me some feed back on my card, I love to read all the comments!  Enjoy your hop!


Marilyn

Challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday – Challenge #99 Special Someone (Michelle and DT Group)
One Stitch At A Time – Challenge #50 Anything But Square!
Saturday Challenge – Challenge #122 Fancy Folds.
All Sorts Challenge – Week 91 Inspired by Nature.
The Shabby Tea Room – Week 50 Buttons and Bows
Incy Wincy Designs – Challenge #82 Punches or Dies.
Digital Tuesday – Challenge #99 Punches.
Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #23 Bling It On!
Tuesday Throwdown – Challenge #37 3-D
Bunny Zoe's Crafts – Challenge #9 Spring Flowers Everywhere!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Stamps R Us Challenge #15 – One For The Girls!

Wow, where did those two weeks go, I can’t believe it’s time for another challenge at Stamps R Us!  This time around we want to see something for girls and use a girl stamp.  We are so lucky, to have as our sponsor Sassy Studio Designs, and they so generously offered up 4 digi’s of your choice at the SSD store.  Are you the lucky winner this time?

                    Back To School Brittany

This image from SSD is called “Back To School Brittany”.  I colored the image with copics, and then cut it out, and layered it on the Spellbinders beaded oval die.  The designer papers are from the Olivia Paper Pad by Basic Grey.  I machine stitched around the card with pink thread, unfortunately it’s hard to see in the picture.  I also machine stitched above and below the ribbon with both pink and green thread.  I used the same paper to make the rolled rose buds.  Border punch is by Martha Stuart.  The ribbon and the shiny brad are from my stash of leftovers!
Challenges:
Top Tip TuesdayChallenge #22 All Stitched Up.
Paper Crafting Journey – Challenge #4 Anything Goes!
Paper Play Challenges – Week 7 Add Shine!
Cute Card Thursday – Challenge #152 Shiny Happy Cards.
Digi Doodle Shop – Challenge #57 Anything Goes!
Dare To Be Sassy Thursday- Challenge #60 Punch It.

Well, there you have it, I hope you have a chance to enter our challenge, and don’t forget to link your card/project with our Stamps R Us Blog.  Good luck to everyone!

Marilyn

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sketch Saturday Challenge

                    Rodeo Sydney Pollycraft

Last week I won the challenge on the Pollycraft Monday blog, and this is one of the gorgeous images I chose.  She is “Rodeo Sydney”, and she will be perfect for the Western Hoedown challenge on the Outlawz Challenge site.

So, of course the image was colored with copics, and then cut with the Spellbinders oval and scalloped dies.  The background was embossed with the Birthday Folder by Cuttlebug.  The designer paper is from the Marrakech paper pad by Basic Grey.  The sentiment I made using PSE.

Challenges:
Outlawz Challenges – Hoedown!
Paper Sundaes – Challenge #57 Masculine Colors.
I Did It Creations – Challenge #43 Anything Goes!
Raise The Bar – Challenge #54 Children’s Cartoon Characters (Mine is from Toy Story)
2 Sisters Challenge Blog  - Challenge #27 Embossing.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

Marilyn

Friday, February 18, 2011

Outlawz Sketch Challenge

I hope you have been checking out the Outlawz Challenges Site, they have lots of challenges going on, and wonderful prizes.  The theme has basically been “Western”.  Every Wednesday they have a new Sketch Challenge, and of course you had to keep with the theme of anything “western”for this weeks challenge.  I chose this adorable little “Donkey Smiles” image from Karen's Doodles, I believe it was a freebie a while ago,  on PCP.

                    Donkey Karen's Doodles

I colored the image with copics, then layered it on blue and then brown cardstock.  I used some twine to make a frame, around the picture.  The designer paper is Paperie Rouge & Mocha by Making Memories.  I used a freebie sentiment from Create With TLC.  I used my Cricut to cut 8 layers for the daisy, and to make it seem more full, I snipped each petal in half, then I added a metal brad for the center.  I also used a white gel pen to add dimension on the flowers.

Challenges:

Karen's Doodles – Challenge # 50 Animal Friends.

Totally Paper Crafts – Challenge #54 Do It With Digi’s.

Stamp Something – Something Funky!

Aud Sentiments – Challenge #22 Trendy Sayings!

Delightful Sketches – Animals.

Penny's paper Crafts – Challenge #47 Photo Inspiration

Have a great week-end, and thanks for popping in!

Marilyn

Blossom Picks A Bouquet – By C.S. Designs

So, I have another beautiful image to show you from C.S. Designs, and this little flower bug is called “Blossom Picks A Bouquet”.  I hope you will check out the store, because Chris Stern, the artist behind C.S. Designs have some unique digital images for you to play with!

                    Blossom Picks A Bouquet

This is a pocket card.  I have included a tag with a sentiment, and it tucks inside the card.  The image was colored with copics.  I used the Sakura Glaze pens on the buttons and the antennae.   The designer paper is called Hopscotch by Basic Grey.  I also used the Diamond edge punch by Martha Stewart.  The beads on the tag, I made with left over designer paper.  The flowers were cut with my Cricut, and then I just added crystals for the centers.

                   Blossom Picks A Bouquet 2

Here, is a picture showing the tag removed from the pocket.  The sentiment on the tag is by C.C. Designs.

Challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown – Challenge #36 Pocket Card

Scrap-Creations – Spring Fever!

Papertake Weekly – Putting On The Glitz!

City Crafter Challenge – Week 44 Cute Stuff.

Fab 'n' Funky – Challenge #60 Make Your Own Embellishments.

Simon Says Stamps – Make Your Own Embellishments.

Charisma Cardz – Week #7 Spring Has Sprung!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week-end!

Marilyn

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Outlawz Birthday Challenge

 Yankee Doodles Sassy Cheryl

The Outlawz site is having a Birthday Card Party, and it runs all week long.  Each day is a different challenge, and there are lots of prizes to be won!!  The theme for the Birthday Card Party is “Western”, and I have used a cute image from Sassy Cheryl’s Digi Stamps.

I have colored the image with copics, and then used the Spellbinders round and scalloped dies to cut and layer the image.  Then I just backed it with a circle.  All the supplies used on this card are my scraps from other projects.

Challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's – Challenge #51 Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse!

Digital Tuesday – Challenge #98 Use A Die Cut.

Stampin' Royalty – Challenge #59 Mark It Up!

For Fun Challenges – Birthday!

Delightful Challenges – Get Punchy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge – Pick Your Own MPS Image!

Can you believe it’s the middle of February already, and it’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for another MPS challenge, and we would love you to dig out your MPS images, and chose your favourite to create a card or project.  The sky’s the limit with what you can create for this challenge.  Just remember you must use an MPS image to win.  You can find all Michelle’s digi’s at her Etsy Store.  If you need some inspiration for the challenge you can check out the other DT cards on our MPS Challenge Blog. Good luck!

                   Sleepytime Fairy

This little cutie is called “Sleepytime Fairy”.  I colored the image with copics, and then framed it with the Spellbinders Round Beaded die.  Then I used the MS glitter on her wings and stars.  The gems are a light blue, which is hard to tell by the picture.  I embossed the back panel with the Moroccan Screen folder by Cuttlebug, then added some lace.  The yellow and blue border was cut with the MS Diamond edge punch.  The designer paper is from the Marjolaine Paper Pad by Basic Grey.  The flower I made with ribbon, then added a button from Doodlebug.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC.

Challenges:

Sketch Saturday – Week 142 Sketch

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #56 Pick Your Own Sundae Topping! (Lace and Flower)

I Did It Creations – Challenge #42 Bling It Up!

Charisma Cardz – Week 6 Mythical/Fantasy

One Stitch At A Time – Challenge #49 Make It Pretty!

Marilyn

Monday, February 14, 2011

Catch The Bug – Different Fold!

                           P1030128

This weeks challenge at Catch The Bug, is to use a different fold instead of the usual on your card.  I decided to do an easel card, one of my favourites!  I used the Friday Freebie “Clyde”.  He is so adorable!  My grandson will be three in May, so I might just put this one away for him.

The image was colored with copics, and I added some clear MS glitter to his wings.  The designer papers are from the Oliver Paper Pad by Basic Grey.   I made the brick background with the same papers.  Then after I gave the whole thing a coat of modge podge glue, I wanted it to be shiny, and also make sure none of the “bricks” came off over time.  I used Tim Holtz “Peeled Paint” stickles on the number 3.  Then layered the number on card stock cut with the Spellbinders round and scalloped dies.  The border punch is by Martha Stewart.

Challenges:

Sketch N Stash – Challenge #55 Sketch.

Pollycraft Monday – Challenge #80 Special Birthdays!

Incy Wincy Designs – Challenge #81 Color Me Wonderful (Copics and Stickles)

Karber Weekly – Challenge #25 Digi Stamp and Birthday.

Lollipop Crafts – Challenge #26 Your Favourite Color Medium (Copics)

Pile It On – Challenge #7 Love Plaid.

Have a great week everyone!

Marilyn

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Expressive Heart 1– by CS Designs

So, this another one of the beautiful images my CS Designs, and part of the Expressive Heart series.  I really stepped out of my comfort zone with this one.  I usually do just cards, of various folds and techniques, and the odd ornament, but I decided to try a treat box.  This box I am calling (for lack of a better name) a “Doll Treat Box”.  It’s kind of a little on the weird side, but I think my grand-daughter would appreciate it.  I have to say I had lots of fun making it.  I hope you like it too!

                        Expressive Heart 1

Well, I said it was kind of “funky”!  I guess it’s more of a bag than a box.  It is made with all my leftovers.  The image is colored with copics, and I added seed beads to the cheeks, and the face, in both pink and orange.  I used the Spellbinders oval and scalloped dies for the hands and feet, and the opening in the bag.  The hair is just some wired floral tape.

Challenges:

Bee Crafty – Challenge #47 Hearts.

Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C74 Hearts.

One Stop Craft Challenge – Week 118 Love Is In The Air.

Totally Gorjuss – Challenge #67 Love.

Stamp Something – Challenge “Something For Your Valentine”.

Fussy And Fancy Friday Challenge – Sweet Treats.

Crafty Catz Weekly – Challenge #69 Valentine/Love.

Simon Says Challenge – Anything But A Card.

So, thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your week-end!

Marilyn

Spotlight Saturday – Enchanted Love!

It’s time for another spotlight Saturday with Michelle Perkett Studios, and the gorgeous image offered to you this week at 20% off is “Enchanted Love”.  You can get this image and others at Michelle’s Etsy Store.

                    Enchanted Love

This is a card I made from a previous challenge/post.  This would be a perfect image for Valentine’s Day, but also appropriate for other celebrations.

Also want to remind you about the “Pass A Note/Valentine challenge on the MPS Challenge Blog, where you may be the lucky winner of one digital image of your choice from MPS.  The only restriction is that you must follow the theme, and use an MPS digital image.  Have fun and good luck!

Marilyn


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Charisma Montage – by CS Designs

                    Charisma Montage

If you’ve never seen or tried CS Designs by Chris Stern, you are missing out on creating with beautiful digital images!  This one called “Charisma Montage” is no exception, and part of the Arty Montage group.  You can purchase CS Designs Here.  We also have a group on the CDAC site, hop on over and see what’s going on, and maybe get a little inspiration for creating your next card/project with a CSD image! 

I colored the image with copics, and then very carefully cut the picture into tiles.  Then I glazed each tile with glazing glue.  Once they all dried, I glued them to white card stock, to represent grout between each tile.  The lace was made with a MS corner punch.  I used the Dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug on the blue card stock.  I made the rolled rose buds with the same blue card stock, then just added a little ribbon under the roses.  The layout is a sketch from Pollycraft Monday.

Challenges:

Pollycraft Monday – Challenge #79 Sketch

Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #21 Frame It!

Pile It On – Challenge #6 Bright and Breezy!

Do You Stack Up – Challenge #6 Ribbon

Crafty Purple Frog – Challenge #8 Valentine/Romance

Craft Us Crazy – Anything Goes!

Crazy Challenge – CCH53 Lots Of Love!

Thanks for coming by!

Marilyn

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Catch The Bug Challenge – Anything Goes!

                    Stella Fairy Visit

Time for another entry for the Catch The Bug challenge, Anything Goes!  I used the ever hilarious, and my all time favourite “Stella”

I colored the image with Copic markers, and because of a slight accident, I had to paper piece the blouse and skirt.  I used the new Spellbinders beaded oval die to layer the image on.  The hearts were cut out with the Cricut Doodle Charms cartridge, and then embossed with the Cuttlebug Romance folder.  The designer paper is by Martha Stewart.  The layout is a sketch from the Outlawz site.

Challenges:

Stampin' Royalty – Challenge #58 Hearts Hearts and more Hearts!

Penny's Paper Craft – Challenge #46 Hearts A Flutter!

For Fun Challenges – Must Contain Hearts!

Flutter By Wednesday – Challenge #141 3 Hearts

Delightful Challenges – Come Fly With Me!

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate all the comments you leave!

Marilyn

Michelle Perkett Studios – Art Deco Bride

                     Art Deco Bride

This is one of the new releases and designs by Michelle Perkett Studios called “Art Deco Bride”.  You can find this digital image and more of Michelle’s gorgeous art at her Etsy Store.  There is also a current challenge running on the Michelle Perkett Challenge Blog, and the theme is “Passing A Note/Valentine challenge”.  You could win one digital image of your choice from MPS.  I hope you will check out all the beautiful cards that the DT’s posted.  Good luck!

The image was colored with copics, and then distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Antique Linen.  I also roughed the edges of the card stock.  The designer paper is by Making Memories – Rouge and Mocha.  I used the same DP to make the rolled rose buds.

Challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky – Challenge #59 Tempting Texture

Have a great week!

Marilyn

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stamps R Us Challenge #14 Valentine/Love

I’m so thrilled to tell you, I was asked to join the amazing DT’s on the Stamps R Us Challenge Blog!  If you are unfamiliar with Stamps R Us, you can check out the site Here.  They have a challenge every two weeks, and it is posted on a Monday.  I hope you will check it out, we would love to see you there!

So, onto the challenge.  This weeks challenge is to create a card/project with the theme Valentine/Love.  We are being sponsored this week by the Digi Doodle Shop, and the prize is a $10.00 gift certificate for their store, how great is that!

We were lucky enough to get some digi’s from Digi Doodle to work with, and I chose the “Love Frogs” for my card.

                  Love Frogs

This is such a cute image, I love it!  I colored the image with copics.  The designer paper is by Basic Grey, and the card stock is from the Holiday Pack by DCWV.  I paper pierced around the image.  i kept it very simple, because I wanted the image to pop.

Challenges:

Paper Play – Week 5 Stamp It Out!

Simon Says Stamps – Love Is In The Air!

Raise The Bar – Challenge #52 Hearts!

Sew Many Cards – Challenge #42 Anything Goes!

Stamp Something – Digi Day!

I hope you will join us this week, and I can’t wait to see your cards!  Good luck, and have a great week!

Marilyn

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Expressive Heart 3–by CS Designs

I was so thrilled to get to play around with another gorgeous image  by Chris Stern of CS Designs.  There are three of the Expressive Hearts (so far).  I sure hope she does more!

                              Expressive Heart 3

I found a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers for a “Swing Z Card”, and thought I’d give it a try.  This picture is of the card closed.

              Expressive Heart 3 (3)             Expressive Heart 3 (4)

This is the “Swing” part of the card.  Partially opened (left), and fully opened (right).  I also found out about “Feathering” with copics.  In case  you aren’t aware it’s using two different colors and blending them together.  I used purples and greens, and blues and greens, for the feathering of the flowers on the image.  I like how it turned out.  Will definitely be using this technique more often. 

If you are interested in CS Designs, you can find all her images Here.  You can also join our group on the CDAC (Crafters Digital Art Center) site.

Challenges:

Crazy Challenge – CCH52 Happy Birthday To Us!

Totally Paper Crafts – Friendship!

Stamptacular Sunday – Challenge #97 Hearts Gone Wild!

One Stitch At A Time – Challenge #48 Do It With A Digi

Sweet Stampin Challenge – Spring Flowers!

Thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Spotlight Saturday–Soulmates!

It’s spotlight Saturday At Michelle Perkett Studios, which means you can get her “Soulmates”, digital stamp for 20% off all this week until midnight Friday, February 11th.  You can find all of Michelle’s beautiful digi’s Here at her etsy store.

                   Soulmates

This is a gorgeous image, that can be used for many different holidays.  Today it’s a Valentine's day card.

I colored the image with copics, then used the Spellbinders round and scalloped dies to cut and layer the image.  The lace background behind the image, and the photo corners were cut with the Martha Stewart Optic Dot corner punch.  The sentiment is from Kraftin’ Kimmie.  It’s actually a combination of two sentiments.

Other Challenges:

Charisma Cardz – Challenge #5 What No embellishments!

Paper Crafting Journey – Challenge #3 Love Is In The Air!

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge #150 Banish The Blues!

Fab 'n' Funky – Challenge #58 Color Combo Chocolate and Blue.

Hope you are having a wonderful week-end, and thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CS Designs–Willamina And Her Wand

Well, it’s snowing like crazy here, and I decided to use some bold and bright colors on my card today, sort of chase away the winter blues!!  This adorable image is from CS Designs, and it’s called “Willamina And Her Wand”.  She is a new release by Chris Stern owner of CS Designs.

                                     Willamina and Her Wand

Well, am I right or what!  She is so darn adorable!  I hope you will check out CS Designs, you will fall in love with them!

So, instead of making just a card, I figured this digi deserved something better.  I decided to make a Surprise Pop Up Easel Card.  The picture above is the card closed. 

                          Willamina and Her Wand (2)

So here is the “Pop Up” part, and a surprise sentiment on the inside.  I found the tutorial for this on YouTube, I just decided to  make the card bigger.

The digital image was colored with copics.  I added some punched out stars to her shirt, to co-ordinate with her hair and wand.    I stitched around the layers with pink thread.  The rose bud was made with left over card stock.  The card actually opens, so that you can write or add another sentiment on the inside.  The easel part is connected to a tag with ribbon, and when you pull out the tag, the image stands up.   I hope you will give this easel card a try, it was fun to do. It takes a bit longer to make, but worth the extra effort!

Other Challenges:

Pile It On – Challenge #5 Punch It!

Tuesday Throwdown – Challenge #34 Stitching

Magical Monday – Challenge #14 Flowers

CES Challenge – Bold and Bright

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, have a wonderful week!

Marilyn

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge – We’re Celebrating Birthdays

                    Dance Partner

The theme this week at Sassy Cheryl’s challenge blog is to celebrate birthdays, and use one of the Sassy Cheryl’s “girl” digital images.  This little princess image is called “Dance Partners”.  This image reminds me of my friends daughter, so I thought it would make a perfect birthday card for her!

The image is colored with copics, and layered on celadon green and lavender card stock.  The panel is embossed with the Cuttlebug birthday folder.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the lace border.  The hearts are also embossed with the same folder, and then layered on the lavender card stock.  The sentiment is from Kraftin’ Kimmie.

Other Challenges:

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes and Flowers

Scrap-Creations – Friendship

Sketch Saturday – Week 140 Sketch

Top Tip Tuesday – Anything Girlie

Thanks for stoppin!

Marilyn

Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge – Scallops and Frames

                   Val and Vinnie Valentine

Here it is, another Tuesday, and time for a new MPS challenge.  This week the theme is to use scallops and frames.  This week I am using the cutsy image called Val and Vinnie Valentine Kissing Couple”.  I love it!  You can find this digi at Michelle’s Etsy Store.  Don’t forget to check out the MPS Challenge Blog, for some gorgeous inspirations by the other DT’s, and of course link up your card/project, you may just be the lucky winner of one of Michelle’s digital images!

So, I’ve got lots of layers going on here.  The image is colored with Copics, and then I made a frame with one of the Martha Stewart border and corner punch.  Once I had it punched out, I just cut the center out to make the frame.  The little hearts are the scraps from the EK Success border punch I used on the background purple card stock.  The Designer Paper is by Graphic 45.  The mini roses are made by Prima.  The ribbon is from my stash (also layered).

Other Challenges:

Sweet Stampin Challenge – Sketch

Fussy and Fancy Friday – Week 29 Valentine With No Red or Pink

Crazy Catz Weekly – Challenge #67 Flowers

Anything Goes Challenge – Butterflies

Do You Stack UpChallenge #4 Patterned Paper

Paper Play Challenge – Week 4 Layer It Up

Southern Girls Challenge – Dry Embossing

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #54 Valentines

Stamptacular Sunday – Challenge #96 Whateva!

Dutch Dare – Challenge #61 Love Is In The Air

 

Well, that’s it for now, thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week.

Marilyn