Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Good Mouse

Hello my friends.  Let me just say "It's good to be back" and I hope I don't wonder off again.

I wanted something to get my mojo going and I decided to look at my favorite challenge blog and see what they had to inspire me.  Sure enough  the Double "D" Tea Time Challenge was just the ticket.

Add in a bit of Christmas and I was all in grabbing, paper, makers, dies, the silhouette and this sweet image. Soon I was in that familiar happy zone. My craft room, not so much. A little mouse can really create havoc! 

I think I might call her Nelly the Mouse. 

And a new thing for me.... Completing my cards on the outside and inside at the same time. 

Dies - Sue Wilson (outside), Spellbinder (inside)
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil 
Stamp - Miracles by Stampabilities
Medium - Copic Markers
Accessories - Silhouette Cameo (stripped bow and card shape)

Double "D" Tea and/or Coffee Time
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - non-traditional Christmas.

A big shout out to the design teams for their inspiration.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Rosie the Reindeer

I would have posted this in December, but I made another version for my good friend and fellow blogger.  The only design changes are that there is "Thank You" on the front of her card and the fold is at the side.  She should have received Rosie by now.

This is a Silhouette design.  I cut the antlers from gold glitter cardstock and the nose from red cardstock.  All the other features were cut with white and colored with Copic markers.  That saved me from having to find the perfect colors and loading the cutting mat 6 times.  And by using white I could draw in the veins on the holly leaves and do some shading on the leaves and berries. 

Silhouette Design # 231722

The Silhouette Design Store description is Holiday Rudolph Reindeer. She is so not a "Rudolph".  I looked it up and female reindeer do have antlers.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

With a Capital "T"

This post is do to a nudge from my friend.  So thank you friend!  I am like that lazy teenager you try to get out of bed in the morning. But we all know it's been a LONG time since I was a teenager.

I colored Frosty's scarf first and then I thought it looked rather cool to have only his scarf and nose with color.  So I just did a little shading with gray Copic markers and added little dabs of Copic Opaque White.

This Frosty is a QKR Stampede image (digi238901).  He came with a Christmas tree, but I edited it out.  I have no idea where the snowflake stamps came from other than they were a second hand purchase.  The "Thanks" is a modified Silhouette design.  I added 3 red gems to the snowflakes and used some foam dimensionals behind his head and mittens.

I am sending Frosty out to a couple of challenges and hope he comes back with a prize.

QKR Stampede Challenge 276 Snowmen or Snowflakes

Double "D"' Challenge Baby its cold outside

As for me ....

Image may contain: snow, tree, outdoor and nature

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Old Frosty

Does anyone else do this?  I have a images that I've colored up and put aside just because I love to color. That's what happened with Frosty.  I must have colored him a year ago.  You know, I can't remember how he was colored, but I suspect it was with Zip water color markers. 

I think he aged pretty well.  I also think it's appropriate that I used a technique that I've haven't done for at least a year and heat emboss the edges with gold. 

The Spellbinder Sprig Corners die is very old, but a die that I have never used.  The paper and the gems are old, so you could say everything that is old is new again.  If you look closely you can see a few of the Stikles snowflakes that I added.

When I decided to start over with this new blog, I made myself a promise to finish the inside of my cards.  Along with my colored images, I also have many cards with a blank inside.  I have been accused of having a short attention span. 

Carrying on with that theme of using up the old, I found this snowflake die that a friend cut for me long ago.  It was white, so I just heat embossed it with the gold and it just made sense that I should emboss the sentiment too. 

  • Stamps - Power Poppy Snowman Digi & Stampabilities Sentiment
  • Dies - Our Daily Bread Stitched Rectangles, Spellbinder Sprig Corner & Unknown Snowflake
  • Paper - Paper Studio Holiday
  • Accessories - Gem Stones

I've got my glitter on. Have you got yours?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Coming Attraction

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

I just love the PXS Santa that I used on my previous post.  The stamp was borrowed from a friend so I decided I would see if I could find one to purchase.  I found this gorgeous PSX stamp and I decided to purchase him instead. Isn't he just gorgeous?

Equally as gorgeous is this Precious Maricke die, Fantastic Flowers. A perfect frame for my new stamp. 

I wanted the poinsettias to pop, so I stamped them twice, fussy cut them and popped them up with dimensional dots.  Liquid Pearls were used to add dimension to the flower centers and the holly berries.

For the inside I used one of favorite Christmas sentiments, Bright With Promise by Stampabilities.  In the corners I used a holly die from Marianne Dies. I sponged them with a Color Box green, added (Copic) red berries and used some small dimensional dots under the branches. 

Santa is the main attraction, but I thought he could use a co-attraction. If you wish, please enjoy Kelly Pickler sing "Santa Baby".

Santa would like to enter into Diesrus' Challenge #86 Christmas Carols.

I need to make 2 dozen more cards before Christmas.  I better get busy!   

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sing a Song of Joy

Happy Thursday everyone!

I've had this card ready and photographed since Monday. So, I guess I better get it posted in order to enter it into QKR Rubber Stampede Challenge #271 Anything Goes.

This is why I am one of the best procrastinators. Everyone has to be good at something, right?

I started by coloring then cutting my sweet angel with the Silhouette Cameo. Then I went shopping at the Silhouette Design Store to find something that would go wither her. What could be better than an pop-up card with clouds? 

 The design actually had it's own angel so I just swapped it out for mine.

Here is a different view to show the cloud she stands on. 

This is the front of the card.  The "Joy" is a Silhouette design also. 

  • Stamp -  Eureka Caroling Angel
  • Paper- White cardstock, white glitter cardstock, Recollection's pattern paper
  • Silhouette Designs - Pop-up card and "Joy".
  • Die -  Marianne Design Frilly Square & Memory Box Curled Ribbon
  • Medium - Copic Markers and Blue Gel Pen

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rounding Up

Remember when we were all excited about our first circle and square dies? OMG, I could actually cut a circle or square in the middle of the card without that without a knife and template (which I never mastered).  Now I have so many dies and I've totally forgotten about my circles and squares.

I have used my old and circle die and the really fancy scallop circle die to frame Santa. This is a very old PSX Santa Stamp that belongs to a friend and if she every wants to get rid of it, I would take it off her hands in a minute. 

Isn't he just gorgeous?  There is another PSX Santa on Ebay that I have my eye on. Woops! It just jumped into my cart.

I made this one an easel card.

Copic Markers colored him up.

He has a lot of sparkle


                                                    PSX - Santa
                                                    Paper Trey Ink - Sentement

                                                    Cheery Lynn Lace Corner #B162
                                                    Cheery Lynn Holly Corner #B184
                                                    Memory Box Curled Ribbon  
                                                    Memory Box Small & Large Blooming Poinsettia 
                                                    Spellbinder Circle Die
                                                    Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Die
                                                    Spellbinder Reflective Moment 

                                                    White Pearls
                                                     Diamond Stickles
                                                     Wink of Stella

Where's the "Pretty Paper" you say.  Well, white paper is pretty too.  And red. And Green.

I would like to enter my card in the Double D's Here Comes Santa Claus Challenge.