Thursday, October 20, 2016

Happy Halloween

   Happy Wednesday or should I say "Witchy Wednesday"???  Just stopping by to post a card I made just for fun for Halloween. I love Hannah Lynn images. They were among the first I ever colored when learning to work with copic markers and I still find so much to enjoy in working with them!  This is a new digi stamp by Hannah Lynn called "Happy Halloween" and you can find her here.
     The digi has all three images together along with the word art at the bottom so you do not have to merge anything! Just size it, print it and color it.  The image was colored with copic markers and enhanced with Glamour Dust. I did use the florescent copics over the regular colors - I love to do that for Halloween images!
      The design paper was from an old K & Company 12x12 Halloween paper pad. I embellished the image with a wonky stitched rectangle die cut, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, black tulle and some fibers tied into a bow. My little bats are courtesy of Martha Steward punch!
     Thanks so much for stopping by and, as always, for your kind comments! This card is available in my ETSY shop (see sidebar)!   Have a great day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Halloween 
CMD Challenge- Copics
Let's Craft and Create- Halloween 
Shopping our Stash- Halloween

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Seasons Greetings - Winter Fairy Talva

     Happy Tuesday! I am so glad to be back to share my latest card with you. My Mom was in the hospital throughout the entire summer and then required rehab after her hospital stay. Thankfully, we have her home now and she is getting better each day! Thank you to all who sent their best wishes for her!
     I decided to try to make some holiday or winter cards a bit earlier this year. Seems I wait until the holidays are upon us and then the hustle and bustle takes over and... well you know!  For my card, I selected for a second time this favorite Mo Manning digital winter image, "Winter Fairy Talva".  She is  sooo much fun to color!  Of course, she is colored with copic markers- felt good to be practicing again with them!
         The design paper is Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad, "Christmas Wishes". It is so pretty and filled with non-traditional colors such as these pale lavender and turquoise as well as mint greens and rich golds.  I embellished the card with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, hand dyed seam binding, lace and pearl/rhinestone bling from Live and Love Crafts.  The branch die is from Tim Holtz.  I added a few silver beads among the flowers and my sentiment, which is a wood stamp from who knows where! LOL!  Oh the stash we collect.
One last look:
         Feels great to be creating again. Thank you so much for visiting and as always, for your kind comments. I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Sparkle and Sprinkle - Glitter
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas/Winter theme
The Ribbon Girl- Anything Goes
Noor Design -Fully Loaded

Friday, July 8, 2016

Here Comes the Bride

   We are having a heat wave here in NY!! No better time than to hunker down in my air conditioned craft room and create a card.
    Today I am here to share a card I made featuring a digi image by Julia Spiri called "bride". 
      I fussy cut the digital image after coloring her with copics and mounted the image on the beautiful Pion 6x6 papers "Fairytale of Spring" design papers.  The entire card features all four papers from the 6x6 page. I also used the matching Pion solid cardstock for the floral oval die cut behind the bride. The cardstock is so sturdy but cuts beautifully with my dies.
      After I colored the image, I added Glamour Dust to most of her dress and veil.  I dyed seam binding with Tim Holtz's Milled Lavender distress ink to match the papers and color scheme. Last I added flowers beautiful lace and along with a flat back pearl and rhinestone button embellishment to finish my card.  Die cuts include stitched banners (Gina Marie Designs), Spellbinder Floral  Oval and Nestability ovals and Memory Box Botanical stem die. The image and die cuts were all attached using dimension tape to add a 3D layered effect.

This card is available in my ETSY store See sidebar), along with many other cards. Thank you for your kind comments. Have a great day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

In the Pink- Fussy or Fancy
Southern Girls - Floral Frenzy
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts- Say it with Flowers
The Ribbon Girl- Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wish Big

          Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend. The weather has been beautiful and it is such a nice time of year.  Flowers are blooming and my vegetable garden is also looking good!

    I am stopping by to share my latest card.  A couple of weeks ago, I created a card using a beautiful image from Mo Manning called "Laura". You can see that card below.  A few days later, Mo released this adorable image and I could not wait to color her up. She is called "Kate" and I just fell in love with her at first sight. Who could resist coloring that beautiful bonnet? 

  I recently reorganized my paper stash and discovered a large quantitiy of specialty design paper I ordered some time ago. Once I saw this paper, I knew I would be coloring "Kate" in vintage greens.  The design paper is Inkido "Spring Time" 6x6 papers. There are four 6x6 designs on one 12 inch page- all coordinated for you and so beautiful

        Kate is colored with copic markers. I usually work like a mad woman and hardly keep track of my colors but I kept track of the greens for her dress which were BG99 (darkest shading),G99,94, 84 and 40.  I added YG 21 over the G40 to give a yellow tint to the lightest color. Her apron and bonnet ribbons were colored with E81, 84 and 87. I also added E41 and colorless blender to blend the folds.  Last I added some glitter dust on her ribbons and tulip!
           The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections.  The leaf die is called "Botanical Stem" from Memory Box. The die cut chipboard frame is from Scrapieniec available in the USA at WHS Marketplace HERE.  

             Last, the pretty hand dyed shabby seam binding is from Live and Love Crafts.. so many delicious colors- and the sentiment is from a Stampin Up set I have had forever. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and as always, for your kind comments. Have a great day!   I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
 Allsorts- Fancy bows and ribbons
 Alphabet Challenge- H is for Handcolored
 Bella and Brontes Challenge- Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge- Tic Tac Toe
(leaves, flowers, sentiment)
The Ribbon Girl- Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Love Gives Us a Fairytale

    Happy Wednesday!  I am stopping by today to share my design team card for Michele R Designs.  As you know, Michele has some of the most beautiful digital design papers all of which you can find HERE.  For my card, I used my all time favorite collection, "Designer Grunge." You may have seen it in several of my makes!
      Before I post the full photo of the card, I must say I was inspired by a card made by my talented friend across the pond, Linda Levoir of SWG Original Designs .  Isn't it gorgeous!

I fell in love with the La La Land's Heart Doily Die which Linda used here. When I saw it on Linda's gorgeous card, I knew I had to order it and incorporate it in an upcoming card. I loved how Linda offset two die cuts and I did the same with the aqua and white Gemstone cardstock below. All of Irina's dies have amazing detail and cut so beautifully first time through the die cut machine!
     In addition to the design paper which was slightly distressed, I added Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, a resin butterfly,twine and a beautiful rhinestone button in the middle of the two hearts.
    Last, the sentiment was from my stash!  I have an envelope of vellum quotes and I decided to back it with more "Designer Grunge" paper so that the floral design peeks through the sentiment.
     Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. Have a great day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
 House of Cards- Photo Inspiration
Dragonfly Dreams- Say it with Flowers 
Broken Fairy Designs- Vintage/Shabby Chic
Cardz4galz- Vintage or Shabby Chic 
 Through the Purple Haze Challenge- Use a die

Monday, June 6, 2016

Look for Rainbows

     Good Morning and Happy Monday!  Hope the weather is as beautiful where you are as it is here in New York today. After some nasty storms over the weekend, it is nice to see and feel the warm sunshine!
      I am stopping by to share my latest card featuring "Laura" created by Maurie Manning. You can get this sweet digital image at Mo's Digital Pencil HERE.  The image comes with the "grass" image as well!  I had fun coloring her and adding my own sentiment which I generated  and printed out on my computer!
    "Laura" is colored with copic markers and I added some glitter to her dress and glossy accents to her pail and shoes to make them look shiny.  I also used chalks to create clouds behind her using a stencil I made from some quilting template plastic. I cut scallops of different heights and sizes to  mimic clouds and sponged on chalks for a sky effect. The design paper is an oldie but goodie, I think it only available now as digital paper. It is called "Petal Fresh" by Mary Fran for Nitwit Papers HERE.
      Here she is again without the "starburst" camera effects LOL... the gingham heart ribbon, blue ribbon AND those beautiful PORCELAIN (yes I said porcelain) roses that have the blue ribbon inside are all available at WHS Marketplace HERE.  The roses come in all colors and are easy to attach to your project.  Lisa is fabulous and if there is anything you want or need, just send her a message!  Again, it is so wonderful to have these products available right here in the USA!
    The wooden heart, which I embellished with pearls is from Live and Love Crafts, another wonderful place I could shop forever!  They are so versatile, you can paint them, distress them and stamp on them!
     Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!  As always, thank you for your kind comments.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley - Vintage
Get Creative Challenges- Bingo, Glitter, Printed Paper, Blue
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes-Card
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog- Card Sketch

Crafting for all Seasons - Make it Girly

Saturday, May 7, 2016

All God's Angels Come to us Disguised

     So glad the weekend is here. After a dreary, rainy and cold week, I am hoping to get some gardening done today for the few hours it may remain sunny!  Before I do, I am stopping by to share my latest make for Michele R Designs digital papers.

      I just fell in love with digital stamp image from Krista Smith's Saturated Canary digital stamp line. She is called  "Curly Hair Fairy" and you can find her HERE. As many of you know, Krista will be closing her digital stamp shop in August, so if you love her images as much as we all do, get them while you can!

     I colored her with copic markers.. if her hair is a bit lighter on the right side, it was because I picked up my white gel pen instead of my glue pen and ...well, you know how that goes!  Thank goodness for glitter!
I paired "Curly Hair Fairy" with digital papers from Michele R Designs called "Vintage Garden Party." 
These are beautiful papers featuring turquoise, blues and vintage pinks and peach colors all in a shabby, distressed style. So much fun to work with. I used the design paper on front and the inserts for inside my card. The edges of all papers were distressed with Brushed Corduroy distress ink and blender.
You can find these digital papers in Michele's online store, HERE.

    I embellished my card with beautiful burlap/lace trim and lace/pearl trim from WHS Marketplace, a fabulous online store that has many of the products I could only get internationally but now they are available here in the USA! Check out her store, HERE.  

      The owner, Lisa Irish, is such a pleasure to work with and my goodies arrive so fast and so beautifully packaged!  Here are pics of the ribbon I used as you cannot see too well in my photos.. Love that burlap with the lace edge!
       My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The resin butterfly is from Prima and I embossed it with Bridal Tinsel embossing powder to bling it up.
    Last, but never least is one of my favorite angel sentiments from Create with TLC. This sentiment truly speaks to me because I have felt touched by angels so many times and I believe they do come to us in so many ways. I used a fiskars "cloud" punch to shape my sentiment and added two more "clouds" of design paper behind it.

   Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. Have a great weekend!

  I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Southern Girls- Texture
Color Throwdown- CTD391
Deep Ocean Challenges- Flowers Everywhere
Sweet Stampin Challenge- Flowers 
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge- Feminine 
Creative Craft- Three of a Kind (clouds)
 Petal Lu-Anything Goes

Crafty Enjoyments #7- Flowers 


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