Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tiddly Inks DT Call

Hello friends!  Sorry for my infrequent posts.  The last few months of 2014 were a bit hectic.  My youngest son had a collapsed lung in October which required a chest tube.  After 6 weeks, it collapsed again on December 3rd.  This time he had surgery and spent 13 days in the hospital.  Our Christmas tree was up and decorated just in the "Nick" of time, on Christmas Eve.  We had a lovely Christmas spent with my husband's family and I had all three of my son's home for Christmas, just the way I like it.  Now with the New Year and no health crisis' at hand I am ready to start crafting again.

Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team call and so I have decided to give it a try.  I wanted to join the previous call, but it was a good thing I did not, with my son's collapsed lung and all.  Today is the last day to enter.

Here is my card for the call.

I chose a digital stamp called Ducky Dance - Wryn.  I love the image and am already in the mood for Spring.  I used bright cheerful copic markers, gave her some striped leggings and layered her onto a card with some brads, and the perfect orange and yellow striped ribbon to finish the card.  The Thinking of You sentiment is from Ellie Says Be Happy clear stamp set.

Here are the Copics I used and a few prismacolor pencils to enhance some of the shadows.

Thank you Christy Croll for a chance to join a fun Design Team.  Good luck to everyone!  Some really fantastic entries!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Birthday to The Peachy Queen

Today is a special someone's birthday!  It is Kathy's birthday!  Kathy is the owner and artist of Peachy Keen Stamps, and I am blessed to call her my friend!  Kathy has been bringing smiles to everyone with her adorable stamps.  The card I made for her uses PK-1443, Faceless Penguins.  

I used copics to color these cuties!  Kathy I hope your birthday is super special just like YOU!


Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Design Team Call

Hello friends!  Today I have a couple of cards to share with you today.  Whimsy Stamps is having a DT call.  It would be so fun to make the team so I thought I would give it a try.  I used some adorable Wee stamps  to design my cards.

The stamp I used for this card is called Berry.  You may find her here.

I colored her with copics, used a WeR Memory Keepers die and a Papertrey Inc. banner die for the sentiment.  Added a touch of glitter for some sparkle.  I will list copics used, down below.

For this card I used Wee Stamps Winter Friends.  I stamped the image with Memento Toffee Crunch for the no-line coloring technique.  The mittens are from a Stampin' Up punch, the snowflakes are from Martha Stewart punches and McGill.  She was also colored with copics and the snow dots were made with a white gel pen.  I really enjoyed coloring these images!

Copics for card 1.
Skin: E50 E51 E00 E01 R20 BV31
Hair: Y32 YR24 E42
Clothes and boots: B21 B41 B45 E42 E43
Red:  R29 R35 R39
Edges inked with Toffee Crunch.

Card 2.
Skin: E000 E01 E11 R20 BV31
Scarf:  BG72 BG78
Red: R29 R35 R39
Sky:  B12 B24 Edges inked with Nautical Blue
Hair:  Y32 E17 E29 E39 YR18

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, October 25, 2014

One more ball point pen image for the MiC Challenge

I sure had a lot of fun with Make It Crafty's monthly challenge.  I think I may be using ball point pens in the future to keep practicing.  Here is my third card for the challenge.  Just a few more days left if you care to join in the fun!  You can read all about it here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Make It Colourful Challenge #14

Hello everyone!  Just popping in to share two cards I made for the Make It Colourful Challenge #14.  The challenge was to use ball point pen or other medium you don't typically use.  What I love about MiC challenges is that they really do challenge you.  They are unique challenges that I find inspiring!  Here are my cards.
 For this card I used Gnomey Peter and a Bic ballpoint pen.

For Tress Dancing I used several colors of Bic ballpoint pens.

There is still plenty of time to join the challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, September 26, 2014

Make It Colourful September Challenge

Hello friends!  It's been awhile.  I played along with the Make It Colourful Challenge which is 2 tone monochromatic with abstract background.  I used the digital stamp Anastasia to make my little wall hanging.  Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Happy 50th Birthday Lorie!

It's a special day today!  It is Lorie's 50th birthday.  I met Lorie several years ago at Peachy Keen Stamps.  She is one of the nicest people I know, loving, gracious, talented, just to name a few!  She has twinkle in her eye and a smile that will light up a room!

Lorie I wish you a very Happy Birthday and many, many more!  Enjoy your day!

Love you Lorie!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

TTCRD challenge June 24-30

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing my final card with you as a DT member for TTCRD.  I have stepped down from all design teams to focus on family life, but will continue to post cards here and there, as time permits.  When I saw this beautiful poppies digital stamp by Aurora Wings I knew I just had to have it.  Poppies are some of my favorite flowers!  Here it is.

Colored with Copics.  Sentiment is from Stampin' Up and the punched butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch.

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, June 20, 2014

Are you one of the lucky WINNERS?

WINNER WINNER WINNERRandom number generator chose #7, Tammy.  Tammy you have won the image Jacinta Sitting Dreaming!  Congratulations
True Random Number Generator  

Sorry I don't know how to post the number generator properly.  The number 7 was chosen from a total of 42.

Welcome to the Make it Crafty Sitting Pretty Blog Hop...
We're showcasing the gorgeous, new, Sitting Girls and we'll help you on your way into the sparkly, flashy, new Make it Crafty Store too. If you've arrived from Carla  , you're on track. You'll find the new Store to be much more user friendly. Plus, there's a fab Gallery Feature attached to your account, so you can upload your own Make it Crafty projects, and like and comment on the other cards you see.
To celebrate the opening of the new Store, we have up to 25% off products across the Store. No code needed. This offer runs until Sunday 22 June. 
What's a Blog Hop without prizes?
Leave a comment in The Store Gallery for a chance to win the entire Sitting Girls Collection, or one of two $10 Gift Certificates. More comments = More chances of winning.
Each of the ten Sitting Girls are hidden, plus Robbie the Sailor Boy, somewhere amongst all the stops of the Blog Hop. We'll be randomly selecting a winner from all the comments left on the relevant Blog. You have until Sunday 22 June to get your comments where they need to be. 
So, let's get this Blog Hop going...
Hair E31, 33, 37
Skin E000, 00, 01, R20
Shorts BG0000, BG01, B12
Pinks RV02, 04, 23
Wooden Chair E27, 35, 55, 57, 99 YR24
Flowers YR21, YR15, E57
Grass YG05, 61, 67
Ground E35, 55, 57

Hair E43, 51,53, 55
Skin E51, E01, R20
Wood E25, 31, 55, 57 YR21, 24
Greens YG61, G05, G14, G28
Sky B0000, BG0000, White Acrylic Paint
Metal W5 and a black gelly roll pen
Ground E42
Dress RV 21, 23, 29

 Thanks so much for hopping by. Your next stop is Barbara. If you get lost, here's the full Blog Hop...
Store Gallery Have Fun :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Outlaws Wednesday Sketch Challenge June 11

Hello friends!  I am back with another  Wednesday sketch challenge from The Outlaws.  Our sponsor for the month of June is The Stamping Chef.  The image I chose is Nuts About You.  Here is the sketch.

Here is my card!  Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and smiles,