Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

I can post the card now that my husband has received it!

When I saw this image I knew it "needed" to be monochromatic with a touch of colour :-) .  So here is Bugaboo Stamps, Love Monsters on a very big card (full sheet of cardstock scored in half).

Coloured with copics.

I am entering it into the "Love is in the air" challenge on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, February 1, 2019

Peppermint Betty

This pretty image is Peppermint Betty, the February Progressive Challenge at SBS Friends Facebook Group.

The challenge was to use at least two decorative papers (see those two little pieces lol?  I really didn't want to detract from the cute image), the sentiment, an embellishment and NO red.  Ohmigawd how hard was it to not colour Candy Canes with the traditional red?!  I started out thinking I'd go monochromatic with the Warm Greys and maybe a pop of colour (the Candy Canes and maybe the heart) but... I got sidetracked lol.  I like the blue and green combination but totally not what I'd originally intended.  Might have to play again :-).

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Bugaboo Celebrates their 9th Anniversary

Bugaboo is celebrating 9 years in business with a week long "party" and challenge.

Day 5 is "Make us Laugh" and well, I'm not sure this card will do that but this little Birthday Monster is sure to make you smile.

I've created a very CAS never-ending card with the image (I coloured earlier in the week but just haven't been able to make it into a project).  I still might embellish it some more but just couldn't make the time today.

You can see the challenge post and links to the daily challenges here.

Coloured with copics.


Friday, December 28, 2018

A "Grand" Anniversary

My parents' anniversary was yesterday so now I can safely post the card.

I used "Grand Dance" from Some Odd Girl Stamps - it was the suspenders that sold it lol.  Then I made a large double diamond fold card.

The card was so large and "thick" that I thought it needed a special box so created a large split top box.  This gave me an opportunity to create a little giftcard pocket on the inside.  I forgot to take a photo of the back of the card where I matted a large white rectangle message panel with some of the burgundy coloured cardstock.  I also die cut a banner flag border die in the burgundy to adhere diagonally on this piece and continue the colour palette to the back.

Crafter's Companion Construction Cardstock and Rustic Wedding paper; Biarritz Heart Frame Cut and Emboss die debuting on HSN January 8, 2019; Parisian Collection, Je t'aime (couple on bench die cut).

Other: Stampin' Up dies and cardstock; other die cuts from my stash


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Card

I am so bad about blogging regularly.  I know I'm not alone lol.

Here is the card I made for my husband this year.  It's a large card - finished size is 5" x 7".  The base is 8-1/2" x 7" and scored at 3-1/2" on the long side to make a side flap fold.  I used a large oval die and scored it about 1/2" down one long side and tucked it under the inside panels for the flap on the right which tucks under the sentiment on the card front to "lock it" closed.

The image is called "Ugly Christmas Sweater" by Simply B Stamps.  I merged a snowman and snowflakes that I had onto the sweater front.  Believe it or not, I also printed the teeny snowman again (it's about an inch high), coloured it and fussy cut it out to adhere overtop the original to give a bit of dimension.

Coloured with my Copics.  Cardstock and decorative paper from Stampin' Up as well as the retired "Falala" word die.  Snowflakes are a Marianne Design die and the snowflake swirls are Find It Trading and the snowflake circle is a Poppystamp die.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Witch

This is Pumpkin Spice Witch from Annie Rodrigue.  You can purchase her at 7KidsCraftStore.

I'm not a Pumpkin Spice Latte girl so, much as it pained me ('cause it's a beautiful sentiment and font that Annie used), I cropped off the sentiment and added my own.

Coloured with Copics (listed below).  The "If you can't fly with the big girls" sentiment is one a friend made and the "Spooktacular" is one I got from Zoe of Make It Crafty.

I'm not sure yet if either of these will end up on a project but think the "fly with the big girls" would look great in a display frame :-) .

Skin: E50-51-21-11; BV20; E93; R20-E04 (lips)
Eyes: Y11-E25-27 and BG000-C1 plus white gel pen & Black Multiliner
Hat and Pants: BV20-23-25-29
Boots, belt: C5-7-9; Y26 (buckle)
Green (hair and hatband): YG01-25-G28-N5
Purple: V15-17-BV08
Pumpkin: YR04-E07-09-29; Y11-06-38; R08
Mug: YR04-R08-E07
Whipped Cream: E41-43-"0" colourless blender (also earrings); YG25, R08, B04 for sprinkles; Y11-E23-27 caramel
Leaves on hat: E43-E07-YG25 and I think I glazed with Y11
Leaves on ground: YG93-95-97-99; tinted R08
Ground: C3-E41-43

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

12 Day Colouring Challenge with Some Odd Girl

I recently participated in the 12 Days of Colouring Challenge on the Some Odd Girl Facebook Community.

Here are my coloured images:

Gifting Gwen
Spectacular Soiree
Under the Sea; Sea Floor from Make it Crafty; Water Technique class - Kit & Clowder
Gardening Mae
Colouring medium - Copic Markers

Thanks for looking!