Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Papertake Weekly sketch week with hAnglar and stAnglar


Good morning and happy Tuesday! Hope you're having a wonderful start to your week and that you're having some nice spring weather. It's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly, and this week is sketch week! I love working with Dawny's amazing sketches! And with it being the last challenge of the month, that means we're being sponsored by the amazing and generous Simon Says Stamp!!


I used one of  my new stamps from hAnglar and stAnglar and colored her with Copic markers.


Cardstock is Bazzill and DP are from Three Bugs in a rug. There's lots of machine stitching and the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. The ticket is from a set of Whimsy stamps using the ticket punch as well that I got from Bunny Zoes Crafts. I used a little chalk ink around the edge to soften its edges a smidge. I also added some vintage buttons from PTI and for the horizontal portion of the sketch, I used May Arts silk ribbon that I got from Stamp and Create.


The inside is decorated to complement the card front. Please be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly to see the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team. Then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and join us in the challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon!  Hugs!

Copic markers used:
clothing : R81, 83, 85, 89  B93, 95, 97
skin: E11, 01, 00
wings: T1, 2

This card is for sale in my Etsy shop

this is entered into the Lovely hAngler Only Challenge Blog - use your favorite stamp

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bunny and Violets from Angels Landing


I was contacted by Judi with Angels Landing, and she asked me if I'd like to work with her GORGEOUS digital set Bunny and Violets 1!! Are you kidding me? These images are gorgeous!!! There's no way I could say no. So she sent me the digital images free of charge to get to play! Does it get any better?   I colored it with Copic markers and then cut it out with Nesties. Added some Wild Orchid Flowers and a couple punched butterflies. The ribbon is (of course) May Arts silk ribbon.


The papers are from Nitwit Collections and I added some stickles to the flowers and to the center of the violets. Please pop over to Angels Landing to see all of Judi's gorgeous digital images! Thank you so much for allowing me to play with your amazing artwork Judi! I truly appreciate it!   Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

hAnglar and stAnglar Easter bunny


Hi everyone! Oh my gosh, can you believe it's almost Easter already? It's like it just snuck up and bit me in the butt! I've been making cards for forever, but do you think I have a single one in the mail??? noooooooo...not me! Can someone PLEASE tell me why I do that? It's very frustrating! LOL!  Anyway, here's another Easter (or spring I guess, huh?) card I made up with those cute hAnglar stAnglar images. It's from the Easter kit, and they are just so cute I can hardly stand it! LOL! Anyway, had lots of fun making this one up!  She's colored with Copic markers (R01, 02, 05; E51, 53, 55; skin E11, 01, 00)


The cardstock used is Bazzill and the DP's are from Nitwit Collections. Again, sorry I can't remember which one, but if you want to know just email me and I'll figure it out for you. After I colored her, I cut her out with an oval Nestie, then used a Magnolia Doohickey die to frame it. So much fun, but I'm not a real big fan of all the cuts around the frame. Maybe it will grow on me. The flourishes are from a Magnolia Doohickey die as well. The doily is from a die from Cheery Lynn Designs and the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. The tag was made using the Whimsy ticket sentiments and their tag die cut that I got from  Bunny Zoes Crafts.  Then I used a little chalk ink around the edges of it.



All the layers are machine stitched and that fabulous ribbon is from Stamp and Create. The inside is decorated to match the front. I think that's it for this card!  Only a couple more days to get  Easter cards posted! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Papertake Weekly Spots and Stripes


Well we made it through Monday! That's always a good thing! LOL! We had fabulous spring weather this past weekend.  A little windy, but nice temps. The whole family got out Sunday for a walk around our local marina. Which is nice cause I need to get up off this duff and start getting some exercise! LOL! Well that's enough about my hiney....It's time for a new challenge at Paptertake Weekly, and we're being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl.  The new challenge is to use spots and/or stripes.  Well if you love polka dots like I do, then this isn't a challenge at all! LOL!  For my card today, I used this ADORABLE Tossa by Bildmalarna stamp that I got from Bunny Zoe's Crafts.  Tossa is colored with Copic markers.  And boy howdy did I ever pull out my Cricut Expression for this card! LOL!


The shaped card was cut from Wild Card, the clouds were cut from Hello Kitty, and the fence was cut from My World. I used my Gypsy to weld three of the fences together at the height I wanted. I do so love my Gypsy. (Thanks so much Jody!!)  I added lots of doodling to add to the whimsical feel of the card. The clouds are edged with some chalk ink for definition.  The cardstock is Bazzill and the DP is Nitwits digital. (sorry can't remember which collection). And the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts of course. I had to add a little bit of machine stitching in there too.  I've had that pink ribbon for so long that I honestly can't remember where it came from. It might be Stampin Up, but I'm not sure.


So that's it for me today. Please be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly to see all the fabulous creations by the rest of the Design Team. Then we'd really love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and join us using your spots and/or stripes! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Copics:  dress R81, 83, 85 E51, 53, 55
shoes and hat E51, 53, 55
skin E11, 01, 00, R20


I've entered this into Wild Orchid Crafts challenge - wings

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Where Flowers Grow


Woohoo!!! It's pretty much Friday in my book since the workday is behind me for today! LOL! I have another Magnolia card for you today featuring another cutie patootie, #371 Tilda With Flower Pot! She's from the new Butterfly Dreams 2011 Collection which is available at Magnolia-licious!


I am soooo loving these Spring Letter Seals I got from Whimsy stamps! They're gorgeous and go so well with this new Magnolia collection!!  Both Tilda and the sentiment were colored with Copic markers and then cut out and layered up with Nesties. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch and a Magnolia Doohickey swirl die which I love and use all the time.  The cardstock is Bazzill and the DPs are from Making Memories. All the main layers are machine stitched. I airbrushed some white roses from Wild Orchid Crafts to match the rest of the card and enhanced them with some branches from a Martha Stewart branch punch. That pretty little metal butterfly nestled among the flowers is one I got forever ago in a set from Michael's. And the bow is May Arts silk ribbon of course.


The inside is finished to complement the card front. I've had some comments lately from some of you wanting to see the inside of my cards. I find it really hard to photograph the entire inside of the card. The pics always look really funky. So if you have any suggestions, I'd be happy to give it a go! So that's it for me! I hope you have a fabulous Friday tomorrow, and that you enjoy your weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today,  and I hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!

This is entered in the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts - Wings  (butterfly charms...and Tilda is an angel after all) *smiles*

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional!


Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! Hope you're having a great start to your week! It's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly, and this week the challenge is Truly Dimensional sponsored the fabulous Whiff of Joy!!  Flat is not allowed!! I took it as to use lots of dimensional tape and assure that the card would not fit in a normal envelope. LOL! So that's what I did.


For my card,  I used #321 Hello Little Butterfly from the Butterfly Dreams 2011 collection at Magnolia-licious. She's colored with Copic markers (sorry...didn't keep the numbers this time) and cut out with oval Nesties and layered with petite scalloped oval Nesties. The card base is Bazzill, the matting is PTI, and the DP is old paper I've had in my stash from Making Memories.  All layers are machine stitched and popped up. Don't forget about the amazing Easter/Spring Extravaganza contest going on right now over at Magnolia-licious Highlites! You've got until April 19th to submit your projects, and Diana added a 4th catergory of mixing standard Magnolia images with the minis!! PLUS she added a wonderful GRAND PRIZE!! Check out all the details HERE!


That gorgeous sentiment is from the Whimsy set of Spring Letter Seals colored with Copic markers to match. And again, it's popped up for dimension. The bow is May Arts silk ribbon topped off with a cherry blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts. The punched lace down the right side is from a Magnolia DooHickey Die.



That gorgeous butterfly was made using Marianne Design Creatables Butterfly Style 2, and I used some Kaiser half backed pearls down the center. I think that just about covers everything!


Please pop over to Papertake Weekly to see all the amazing creations the Design Team has for your pleasure today! Then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

I am entering this card into the Wild Orchid Crafts challenge of Wings.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Peggy Loves Vintage Happy Easter


Hi everyone! Sure hope you're enjoying your weekend and that you're having some spring weather! It's chilly here today, but the sun is shining beautifully! I'm still in the mode for making Easter cards. This time I used this adorable image from Peggy Loves Vintage! I love these vintage images. They take me right back to my childhood, and they're just so danged CUTE! All you have do do is print it on your cardstock and then put your card together! This cute little guy is from the Easter 4 cutouts.


I used Bazzill cardstock for the card base and matting, and the DP is from Nitwit Collections. The ribbon is from JoAnn's and the Easter sentiment is from Magnolia-licious. I added machine stitching and used an EK Success punched border (thank you Janie!!).  The inside is decorated to match the outside.


Please be sure and pop over to Peggy Loves Vintage as she has a HUGE selection of vintage images!!  She's sure to have something that would delight anyone! If you can't find it in her Etsy shop, you can always visit her web store HERE.  Check out her blog and become a follower too! Peggy LOVES giving away free images! :) Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you again soon! Hugs!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Meet Elisha Jean from The Cutting Cafe!!


Hi everyone! We've made it half way through the week and we're on the downhill slide now! Can you belivee they are talking SNOW tonight? I'm so sick of the white stuff (just like all the rest of you). But to go from 70 deg weather two days ago to a high in the 40's, lows in the 20's, and snow on the valley floor tonight. YUCK!!! I will say though that this is very typical for spring weather in Reno. So onward and upward, right?  Now how about we take a peek at this card! Is she not the cutest little thang you ever have seen??!!! Her name is Elisha Jean and she's a brand new digital image my good friend and adopted sis Regina has released. I LOVE her! She and two of her friends are available for purchase right now over at The Cutting Cafe!  For my card, I used Bazzill cardstock and the DP is from My Minds Eye.


I added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers edges in some Crystal Stickles with the Martha Stewart frond punch. I honestly can't remember where I got the lace from, but it was either from Stamp and Create or Wild Orchid Crafts. The ribbon is also from Stamp and Create as are the Kaiser pearls and that pretty little heart charm. The magnificent glittered heart is from Melissa Frances (looooove them!!). There's lots of machine stitching and lots of dimension too.  Elisha Jean is colored with Copic markers.
skin E11, 21;     hair-E15, 39, 59    socks  YG11, 13, 17    shoes: E13, 15, 17

I think that's about it for today! Please be sure and visit Regina over at The Cutting Cafe! She's got some truly amazing digital images and sentiments to offer you. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Papertake Weekly - anything goes!!


Hi everyone! We made it through Monday! WHOOT WHOOT!!  LOL! Hope you're having a fabulous start to your week! I know I am! It's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly, and this week it's "Anything Goes" sponsored by the amazing Lili of the Valley!  For my card this week, I used this adorable image "waiting for rain" by Mo Manning at Digital Pencil Too. I fell in love with her when I saw her and just had to have her.  She's colored with Copic markers (list below).


That adorable little birdie is from Mangolia-licious and the sentiment is a very old Penny Black stamp. (boy did I have to dig to find this one!) Cardstock is Bazzill, DP is April Showers by Three Bugs in a Rug, and  I used a Martha Stewart "punch around the page" set for the flower panel. I also added machine stitching and the pearls are Martha Stewart.


So that's it for me today! Please be sure to pop over to Papertake Weekly and check out all the gorgeous creations by the rest of the team! Then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Copics:
slicker YG11, 13, 17
buckles C1,3
dress B93, 95, 97
knickers under dress Y13, 15
boots: yr12, 14, 16
hair E21, 25
skin E00, E11
lips R32
grounding E31

Friday, April 1, 2011

Magnolia-licious Design Team Sketch challenge for April


WOOHOO!! Happy Friday and happy April 1st!!! So are you an April Fool prankster?  I like to play small little pranks, especially to the grandkids. LOL!  With today being the first of the month, it's time for a new challenge from the Magnolia-licious Design team, and this month is was my turn to host. I decided to challenge you to make a project using Edwin and Tilda together. Cause after all, Edwin and Tilda are truly Together Forevah!!! For my card today, I used #151 Heartbreaker Edwin (isn't he just the cutest little thing??) along with #341 Mini Tilda Blowing Hearts for the thought bubble, and #450 log.


They're all colored with Copic markers. Edwin and the log are fussy cut and popped up from the Nestabilities circle. The grass is just hand drawn in. A Martha Stewart border punch was used for the heart strip, the twine is from PTI, and I got those cool Tim Holtz pins that the charm is attached to at my LSS. The other stick pin I've had for forever and I can't remember who they're made by. The packaging is long gone. That little tag was cut using a Cuttlebug set of dies and I just ran it through my printer after cutting it. It's attached to the twin with just a simple safety pin. The pearls in the corners were colored with a Copic marker.


Please be sure to visit Magnolia-licious Highlites to see my DT sisters creations using both Tilda and Edwin. And don't forget about the huge Magnolia-licious Easter/Spring Extravaganza challenge! The prizes are unbelievable! There are three different categories and each category is offering a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place price. This is VOTING contest, and you're only allowed one entry per category, so be sure to do your best work! First place prize in each category is a $150.00 shopping spree at Magnolia-licious! WOW! If that's not an eye opener, then I don't know what would be! All the details are on the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog. But don't put it off, cause you only have until April 19th (exact times are in the contest details) and then the contest closes for voting. So what are you waiting for! Get those Easter/Spring projects going! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!