Sunday, January 30, 2011
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Ooh La La Creations - three of a kind
Woodware USA Clear Stamps - anything
Digital Tuesday Challenge - sketch & digi
Top Tip Tuesday - flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - distressing
Cooking It Up With Katie - Used Digital Tuesday Challenges and added "dots" with Cuttlebug.
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - anything
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - digi
Paper Pretties - sewing (faux or real)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - animals
Moving Along With The Times - spring
Crafty Sentiments - favorite things - flowers
Do You Stack Up - pattern paper
Ellephantastic Challenges - new beginnings (spring)
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges - animal (even insects)
I hope that you enjoyed looking at my bird, and that you will leave me a comment.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I made the flower using the smallest scalloped flower from Nestibilities, and cut them out of tissue and mulberry paper; you can cut up to 8-10 flowers at one slice. After stacking about 8 together and securing with a tiny brad, I crumpled the flower; then carefully pulled layers apart a little at a time. (The more layers you use, and crumple, the fuller the flower looks. This one with dots is made with tissue paper.)
Here's a close up of her head shot. I also have the complete images, but I'm more partial to the head shots, because you can see more detail in the face. Each of the girls have a different hair color. Joy, who I did earlier this month is a blonde; Grace is a brunette; and Faith has black hair. I'll be posting the other girls soon. Her hair and face is not quite this orange (as you can tell if you see the white background around her).
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Gillian is supposed to be at a studio and dancing looking at the mirror with the handrail attached to the mirror; the area above the top brads is supposed to be the beveled edge of the mirror, and the area below the brads is the baseboard. My papers are from K&Co. The buttons, ribbon and gems are from my stash. I made the felt flower with a die from My Favorite Things. And the leaves behind the flower are made with a MS stamp. I put acetate over the mirror image, so it would look like glass, and Glossy Accents over the wood floor so it would look waxed.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenges - buttons
Flourishes - make a card larger than 5" x 7" (My card is 8-1/2" x 5.5")
Color Throwdown - pear, kraft, pink
Cooking it up With Katie - cute, green & brads
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - anything
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything
AI Factory Challenges - anything
I just joined in a fabulous game that I found on Stacey's Crafty Creations' Blog. And this is how it goes:
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
On to a real life story. This is one image of several you can receive for making a small donation to help a young wife with cancer. You can find the full story and how you can help this family at Jak Heath's blog. You receive images from some fabulous designers, like this one from Mo's Digital Store. I hope you will pop over to Jak's blog and take a look.
I started out doing this with a sketch in mind, but my laptop died, and I've been trying to get things done on my dh's laptop (which is much newer, but I hate it!) and then finally back to my desktop, which is in another room, where I now feel cut-off from things (I've been working at my dining room table for a while now). And by the time I struggled with all of that, the challenge had expired. Oh well, another day, another challenge. LOL.
I used paper from my stash that I've had forever. The pearls are by Recollections and the raffia lace was purchased from Bunny Zoe. The pansies are some silk ones that I purchased from Michaels. The leaves, behind the pansies, and the butterflies are made with older MS punches. The border around the image and the paper on the inside of the card (as seen below) are around-the-page punch sets also by MS. I usually finish the inside of my card with one of the papers I've used on the front, or if I've used that up, I look for something similar. As I've done with this care, I usually use punches or decorative scissors around the paper so it will be special. If I am giving the card to someone rather than just making it ahead, I will type my message and then cut it out and place in the middle of the paper. I also put my logo and a sentiment or a small stamp or image on the back.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - thank you
Mo's Digital Challenge - playtime
Stamp Something - anything
Do You Stack Up - distressing
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges - thank you
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Satursday - anything
Aly's Sunday Challenge - bling
One Stitch At a Time - something new - digi
Crafty Cardmakers - favorite coloring method - Prismacolor Pencils
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - thank you
Alota Rubber Stamps - spring
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will leave a comment.
Monday, January 17, 2011
I found this lovely lady while blog-hopping. I've always loved Sugar Nellie stamps and now I'm thrilled that they also have some in digital format. Now, of course, I had to get all four of the girls , full length and faces. So, you'll be seeing them for a while. I really love the face shots the best (which I've already colored for each girl), because there is so much detail. I printed them on the "draft" mode of my printer, because they are made with quite a bit of shading, to aid those who may not be comfortable with coloring and shading yet.
I feel like the card is missing something, but I'm not sure what else I could have added without it being too busy. The papers are from K&Co., the ribbon from Bunny Zoe and the butterflies were made with a MS punch. The thing that is amazing is how much I paid for the charms. (They were in the $1 bin at Michaels and there were about 12-18 pieces in each package.) Needless to say, I bought up all of the ones I really liked, even if I didn't like each item in the bag. I haven't quite figured out the best way to attach them, as this is only the second charm I've used; I'm hoping someone out there in blogland will take pity on me and tell me their technique.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - anything
Creative Cottage - something new - digital image
Paper Crafting Journey - digi
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - pink & green
Meljen's DT & Challenge - square or round card
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - sewing
The Sugar Bowl - sketch
Craft Your Days Away - anything
Delicious Doodles Challenges - 3 colors - pink, green, yellow
2 Sisters Challenge - flowers
Aly's Sunday Challenge - wings
Going Buggy - Blog Party
Thanks again for stopping by. Check back as I'm working on getting a few things together to give away as candy, since I now have over 100 followers (woo hoo!). I thank everyone who has looked in on my creations. I hope you will leave a comment. (Even a "nice card" would be appreciated; remember I'm coming down off of a "92 comment high". LOL!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
This picture is of the front when it's totally closed. The flowers, ribbon and doilies are from my stash. The layered buttons are fairly new and I topped them with a gem.
This is the card with the front exposed so you can see Fluffles the cat. Isn't he cute? He's not too sure about his new friend, though. Of course, I would bet that the snail isn't too sure of him either.
This is a picture of the card partially open. I wasn't sure whether to post this picture or not, but if not, then you couldn't see the pretty detail on the other side of the petals that fold out. I basically just used the green paper for the last layer with the image of the girls and then on the outside of the petals. And then I used the burgundy paper for the inside of the petals and the final layer on the front of the card. Now you can see the card open. I used my nestibilities for the sentiment and then around the LOTV images. And I alternated dragonflies and butterflies on the petals, using both gems and pearls on them. The sentiment is one of these large sheet of sentiments you purchase, but I don't remember who they are by. I think I took as long deciding what I wanted to do with the card as I did putting everything together.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I'm entering her in the following challenges:
Fab n' Funky Challenges - quick & easy
Crafts and Me Challenges - anything
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything
Crafty Sentiments - anything
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - new beginnings
Lili of the Valley - new beginnings
Craft Your Days Away - punch
Delicious Doodles - purple
Stamp Something - glitter
Mark's Finest Papers - something new
Crazy 4 Challenges - celebrate something
One Stop Craft Challenge - new beginnings
Sketch Saturday - sketch
One Stitch At A Time - anything
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - sparkle & shine
Prairie Fairy Fridays - new beginnings
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed looking at my work and will leave a comment.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
However, I had other cards that needed to be finished first. Then I saw the challenge for Mo's Digital Challenge this week and I really wanted to join in. However, I didn't have an image that I wanted use from Mo's for this challenge, but I still wanted to use Sadie for this card, so I looked at the shop and of course had to buy a few new images that had little animals, so I could "borrow" one and use it with Sadie. Unfortunately I didn't think far enough ahead before I had recolored Sadie, or I could have just put them on the same card stock together.
My friend is in her 90's and recently was in the hospital. I wanted to let her know now how special she is to me and my husband, and not wait until we can't tell her. There's a Scripture she loves at Proverbs 25:11 that says: "As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it." So I printed this on pink card stock and used one of the MS all-around-the-page punch sets and put it inside the card. (Sorry I forgot to take a picture of it.)
Close-up of Sadie and little goat from "Saturday's Child" image.