Friday, January 29, 2016

Flashback Friday

My Fair Lady is the FBF image at Sassy Studio Designs today.  She can be obtained for the next 24 hours only on the Sassy Studio Designs Facebook Group.

She's a beautiful image with a long, full dress but I thought I'd just highlight her face/upper body and she just felt a little "steampunky" (is that even a word lol?) to me.  The copic paper I use is such a stark blue-white I was a little perplexed at first how to incorporate it and truth be told, I originally published her to our secret group without sponging around the image.  Doh! It was just wrong lol.  So I took some light brown (Crumb Cake ink from Stampin' Up) and sponged around the image.  Much better.  Whew.  Saved.

She's coloured with just the Copic E's:
Skin - E50-51-11-21; E93-E04; BV20 (she needed this as I thought E04 cast shadows were too much)
Dress/Hat Bow - E70-71-74-77
Hat - E44-47-49
Feathers - E85-87-89
Rose - E15-07-09

Paper and doily from my stash; cardstock Stampin' Up; gear dies are a variety of Spellbinders, Memory Box and LaLa Land

~Shelley GDT Sassy Studio Designs


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Giveaway Time!

Betcha that got your attention lol.

So... today on the Cute as a Button Facebook Group, Francesca has posted a Giveaway.  You need to be a group member to take part as it is a closed group but a quick verbal share on your personal FB page and blogs to get the word out 'bout these oh-so-cute images should qualify you for the Give-away rules lol.

And if you're a colour and cute image enthusiast... I don't know why you wouldn't run over to the Cute as a Button FB group and become a member where there is always inspiration.

Oh... and the Cute as a Button shop can be found here -->


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Thank you

Today I present the cute Spring Bling Wryn.  Just love the Tiddly Inks images... they make me smile so... out came the sunshiny yellows!

I am entering this card in the Tiddly Inks Challenge #174 Thank you.

Coloured with Copics; Cardstock, paper and stamps are Stampin' Up; Stitched Rectangle nesting dies from Gina Marie Designs

Also entering the challenges at:
Scrapper's Delight - Challenge #51 Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Challenge #12 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #308 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Stop and Smell the... Flowers

Unky offered a free colouring page/digital image on the AWW Facebook Page this week*, an adorable little pig sniffing a pretty little flower.  I needed something light and fresh to colour so quickly printed it off and did a quick and light colouring then "threw" it onto a card I can give someone for almost any occasion... love "thinking of you" sentiments for this very reason.

Cardstock, paper, ink and die cuts are Stampin' Up product; the dew drops are from my stash.  Colouring done with my Copics.


Challenges entered:
Where the Heart is Challenge Blog - challenge #5
Crafty Gals Challenge #55 - the "new to me" is the floral die from Stampin' Up.  Love it
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog - challenge #69

 *Note: I have shared some of the paintings I've purchased on earlier blog posts and will have a few more to show you soon.  But if you're not familiar with this page and "what" it is for... and love art... and might like to have your own furbaby or loved one painted... get on over and "like" the page and contact the artist.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Happy Birthday

"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle." ~Marilyn Monroe

As soon as I saw this image, I knew how I wanted to present her... with this quote in mind.  So I've created an easel card with Star Framelits (Stampin' Up).

Marilyn is the Flashback Friday (FBF) image this week at Sassy Studio Designs and you can get her for the next 24 hours if you're a member of the Sassy Studio Designs Facebook Group.

Skin - E50-51-11-21; R20-29; BV20
Hair - Y0000-E41-31-35
Dress - RV13-25-29-R59
Belt & Jewelry - Y04-23-YR23-Y28
Background - YG01

~Shelley GDT Sassy Studio Designs


Friday, January 15, 2016

Valentines with Angels Hearts and Memories

Angels Hearts and Memories has done it again.  Angela has commissioned Betty Roberts of Simply B Digis to create some exclusive digital images for her store.  The latest images are Valentines themed; however, they could be used for so many other occasions.  These images are GORGEOUS and so fun to colour!  You can get your own here --> and while you're there, wander around the shop and check out the other exclusives that you'll need to have.

So... I got 'em coloured.  Then what to do with 'em... So I had this grand idea to make a small valentine-themed "coupon book" mini album.  What was I thinking lol?  I had no plan other than maybe use some paper bags I had on hand.  So I went to work.  Two days stopping and starting and over-thinking lol.  Eventually I stuck to my norm... CAS (read: lazy in this case lol).  It really was easy... I just had too many choices and wanted to use everything I'd pulled out.  Geesh.

So without further adieu, I present my Valentine's Paper Bag mini album.

Entered at:
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge





Martini anyone?

It's FBF at Sassy Studio Designs and today's image is Martini Sassy.  An oldie but goodie so perfect for so many occasions.  Here I've created a Birthday easel card.

She will be available for 24 hours only on the Sassy Studios Designs Facebook Group.

Cardstock is Stampin' Up.  Paper and embellishments from my substantial (cough, cough) stash.  The dies are Spellbinders.

Dress - R22-24-29
Olives - BG90-93-96-99-C7; R17-29-39
Toothpicks - E43-Y35-E44
Hair - R89-56; C3-5-7-9
Skin - E50-51-11-21; R20-E04; BV20
Background - Y08
Ground W2-4

~Shelley GDT Sassy Studio Designs


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Alyce and Lila by Yampuff

On the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group, we have a challenge going to colour up an image created by YamPuff.  It's of our fearless leader, Alyce, and her beautiful grey persian, Lila.  So stinkin' cute.

I would've been done sooner (like several days ago) 'cept this is my 3rd attempt lol.  I was definitely "copic challenged" this week.  The first one, I tried to get creative and do a design with "splotches" of colour then melded with "0" but then trying to shade... FAIL lol.  Then I decided just be "normal" and colour... sticky markers that ruined the dress (thank goodness that's where I started or I would've been really, really unhappy lol).  So my third attempt was going along just fine until my E00 "burped" on one of the legs.  ARGH!  I just 'bout threw in the towel there but it was pretty easily salvaged once I stopped gritting my teeth thinking what'd I do to anger the Copic gods lol.  Whew.  So I literally just threw her onto a CAS card before anything else happened.  Now I'm going back to my corner to sulk lol.


Dress: R81-83-85-39
Hair: E42-32-43-44
Skin: E000-E00-E21-E11; R20; BV20
Cat: C1-3-5; E93; T3-7 (for nose with dot of white gel pen)


Friday, January 8, 2016

I'm obsessed

With acquiring custom paintings of my pets from AWW (Animals with Watercolour).  Unky is a Canadian artist out of B.C.  She designs her own line of digital stamps (The Eastwind) and this is where I first met her.

I have had 3 paintings in hand now and six currently "in the queue" lol.  To say I am happy with these is an understatement.  I am over-the-moon to have my furbabies "brought to life" in a fun, yet realistic manner.

I have been around artists most of my life and consider myself one (tho' I am a "hobbyist" and generally paint from others books and packets; altho' I have designed a few myself over the years); I know my animals intimately and Unky captures their personalities incredibly.  AND she is approachable and personable.  She has many satisfied customers and I am definitely one and thought I should let you know.  You will not be sorry getting one (or many) of your furbabies (and two-legged family members) in a one-of-a-kind watercolour painting.  Yes, she does people equally well.

I will post the other paintings as I receive them.

You can order your own paintings through the Etsy store here -->
Also, like the AWW Facegroup Page to see more -->


Molson and Shimmer


A box of chocolates Hershey Kiss style

Brenda (Qbee's Quest) has done it again and just in time for Valentine's Day!

A heart.  A big heart.  A 22 Hershey Kiss heart!  The instructions are amazingly easy to read and execute (as are all Brenda's very thorough tutorials).  It took me a little more than a 1/2 hour (that included figuring out a tag, finding my supplies - including my hidden stash of Hershey Kisses... just in case lol).

I've hit my "stash" and pulled out retired Stampin' Up Strawberry Slush cardstock.  The tag is Blushing Bride cardstock punched out with the Stampin' Up Sweetheart Punch.  Sky's the Limit stamp set for the sentiment with black embossing powder on vellum.  Tied the heart onto the lace ribbon (the only item non-SU) with a thread from a piece of the Burlap ribbon.

Now the question is... can I keep this heart hidden or at least out of the way of my husband 'til Valentine's Day lol.

You can get your own Large Heart Hershey's Kiss Tutorial at QbeesQuest and while you're there, check out the other fab tutorials.  The oooooo's and aweeeee's you'll get when you present one of Brenda's projects will make you blush.

Can't you just picture a pair of these hearts arranged as a table centerpiece with a bride and groom's initials for a stag or doe or wedding/bridal shower?  Make a paper arrow to lay underneath... As my new favourite Stampin' Up Stamp Set says... "The Sky's the Limit" (available for limited time as a freebie during the Sale-a-bration event at Stampin' Up).


You're under arrest...

I just couldn't resist lol.  I mean, really, with Valentine's just a few weeks away and this sassy little image available... well, what did you expect lol.

This is Sassy Studio Designs Copper Cristi and she is today's FBF (Flashback Friday) image.  Perfect for a lot of occasions.  Bachelorette Party, Bachelor Party, Birthday... and I chose to create a Valentine's card with her.

You, too, can get your own Copper Cristi to make a project with.  Just make sure you're a member of our Facebook Group and she will be available for 24 hours.

Blue - B18-37-39
Black - N5-7-9
Grey - C1-3
Nightstick - E23-25-29
Hair - E51-53-55-25
Skin - E50-51-11-21; R20-E04; BV20

Paper and embellishments from my stash; cardstock and heart border punch Stampin' Up

~Shelley GDT Sassy Studio Designs


Sunday, January 3, 2016


I couldn't resist.  I just couldn't.  I saw this image of Francesca's at Cute as a Button and knew I had to have her.  But what to do with her?  Hmmmm... Valentine's is coming, birthdays (for our main men as well as our horse-crazy daughters and friends) and so much more with a little imagination.

So, she became a "love-themed" card.

The image is Cheyenne.

I am entering this card in the Sketch Challenge at Paper Crafting Support Group on Facebook as well as the "Love" challenge at Cute as a Button Challenge blog and the Crafty Gals Corner challenge blog for the "Anything Goes" challenge.

Coloured with Copics; cardstock and burlap ribbon from Stampin' Up; paper and heart clip from my stash; sentiment computer generated.



Friday, January 1, 2016

Hang In There

I just hate it when I need a sympathy card.  However, I found the perfect image, Hang in There, by MyBesties.

There is a challenge this month on the My Besties Challenge blog and the twist is "lots of colour".  Hmmmm, define lots of colour lol.  Mine is predominantly purples BUT there is also black, white, blue, green and a little red (and of course blonde hair) lol.  So... not sure it's really the "twist" wanted for the challenge but one can always hope ;-).

So without further adieu, I present you my "Hang in There Friend".  Love her.

Coloured with Copics.  Cardstock and paper are Stampin' Up.


Happy New Year from Sassy Studio Designs

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a cute image from Sassy Studio Designs, Stroke of Midnight.

This is the image for the Facebook Progressive Challenge this month. 

Copics Used:
Skin - E50-51-11-21; R21-E04; BV20
His Shirt - BG90-93-96-99 plus Blending Solution with Terry Cloth
His Hair - E23-25-27
Pants and shoes - C4-6-8
Dress - G14-16-19-29
Her Hair - Y21-E31-35
Background - G20-RV11-Y04

Cardstock, paper, embossing folder (confetti) and decorative corner punch all Stampin' Up; dew drops are from my stash.

~Shelley, GDT Sassy Studio Designs