Friday, December 27, 2013


I am back from all the Christmas merriness to share a card using April from Mo's Digital Pencil. I am sharing it over on Mo's Dream Team blog where there is new inspirational creations twice daily!

We had such a warm Christmas day (high 70's) that it didn't quite feel like Christmas. I am ready for Spring as I am looking forward to planting some new flowers in my garden. This image is so adorable and perfect for anyone who loves gardening.

I have used My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose. The vellum envelope is one that I made using my Silhouette along with the birdcage.  The wheelbarrow die is a my new Die-namites die and the flourish is Cheery Lynn. I have used Viva Decor pearl pen all over as well as Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. 
The seam binding is dyed with Wild Honey. The perfectly matching vintage seed Packet image behind the birdcage was a image from the internet. 
I was drawn to create a yellow dominant card, but I always think that photos never do it justice. In real life it's really fresh and bright and it makes me smile!

Hair: E00,13,15,18,59
Skin: E000,00,21,11, R20,22
Yellow: Y11,15,E13
Clothes: R20,22,35

I hope this card makes you smile, too!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards (New Beginnings)
Craftitude (Anything Goes)
Crafts 4 Eternity (Something New-die)
C2CU (Natural world w/ any winged creature)
Creative Fingers (Anything Goes)
Polkadoodles (Anything Goes)
Digi Chooseday (Anything Goes)
Graph'it (Anything Goes)
Sister Act (Anything Goes)
Pumpkin Spice (Anything Goes)
Hiding in My Craft Room (Anything but Holiday)
4 Krafty Girlz (Anything Goes)

Friday, December 20, 2013

And I Want A...

Well, I think this is my last Christmas card for the year! I didn't make nearly enough, so next year I must do better! I have used And I Want A..., from Mo's Digital Pencil. I think everyone can relate to this image! The boy on the left reminds me of my eldest who seemed not to know what to think of this stranger in red holding him! I have the picture we took of him framed and I smile every time I look at it!
I have used the MME Lost and Found Christmas Special Edition paper again. It seems I am feeling green this Christmas, which is unusual. I guess next Christmas I will have lots of red papers to use up! I again used my Silhouette to cut out these fun Christmas die cuts. I gessoed (is that a word?) them up but didn't quite like it so I cut out some white paper die cuts to overlap the kraft paper ones. I stitched and distressed the papers and stamped the tag for the envelope I made. Some twine and jingle bells finish it off.

This was a very colorful image and I think next time I will try a sepia toned one for a more neutral and vintage look!

I hope you like it and if I don't post again before Christmas,
"Merry Christmas!!"

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mo's December Blog Hop!

It's blog hop time for Mo's Dream Team!! It is our goal with this hop to have fun and inspire you all with Mo Manning's wonderful images! Get ready for some fun creations because this hop's theme is to use Senior images!! Yep, our host, Anneke, has asked us all to make a card with a senior citizen image. It's definitely a departure from what many of us usually do, so this, I think, will be a very fun hop!

For my image, I have use Introducing Oskar which you can find at Mo's Digital Pencil Store. He looks like such a sweet older fellow, but a bit forgetful, lol. 
Skin: E000,00,11,21 R20
Green: YG03,63,67
Pants: E70,71,74,77, C9
Shoes: E00,13,15,18

The hop starts with our host Anneke before you come here! Up next is the talented Kaly. And don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for your chance at a prize! Happy hopping!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Anything Goes at Kenny K's

Hello Krafty friends! Today is the start of the last Kenny K challenge of the year and, sadly, the last for the DT. If you hadn't seen the DT call, then I will tell you that in the new year there will be a whole new group to inspire everyone with Kenny K images.

I have had so much fum coloring up these sexy, spunky and fun images and will definitely miss being on the team, but bigger and better things await me I am sure!

Well, on to the meat of the post. The last challenge for 2013 is 
Anything Goes

Our wonderful sponsors this fortnight are
5 Digis of winner's choice
$20 Gift Certificate

For my card I used Delores D'ammage. I used an older Prima paper pad called Printery. Love it! The flowers and bling are also Prima., as are the dove and clock stamps that I used. 

I used my beloved Copics to color her... I hope you all like my last Kenny K DT card and join in this easy peasy challenge. 

Challenges I'd like to enter:
613 Avenue Create (Anything Goes)
Corrosive Challenges (Anything Goes)
  Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fairy with Ladybug

I have finally gotten around to coloring up the third of the 3 Baby Fairies from Mo's Digital Pencil!
They are all so adorable and I don't know why I waited so long to color up this cute Baby Fairy with the Ladybug. I think this one may be my favorite but it's so hard to choose favorites when it comes to Mo Manning images!

I used my Silhouette for the card base and to make another one of my scalloped tag envelopes. This time I used vellum for my envelope and then stamped on it twice with a Tim Holtz background stamp. I quite like the double color stamp effect! The papers are MME Lost and Found 3 Oliver. 

I used my Butterfly Edge die on plain and patterned paper and cut out the butterflies of the patterned paper like I have seen others do. Like that, too! I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch to punch out more butterflies which I adhered to a wood heart label which I gave a Crackle paint finish to. I attached some seam binding dyed with Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire to my tag. Cheesecloth, a doily and Liquid Pearls finish out my embellishments! Oh yeah, and some stitching!

Skin: E000,00,21,11,13
Hair: E50,53,55,57
Blue: B0000,000,32,34,37
Ground: E41,70,71,74,77

Thanks for looking and have a fan-tabulous weekend!!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Alphabet Challenges (V is for Vellum)
Color My Heart (Frosted blue and turquoise)
Creative Fingers (Anything Goes)
Crafty Catz (Anything Goes)
Polkadoodles (Anything Goes)
Scrapping4Fun (Anything Goes)
Sister Act (Anything Goes)
Stampin for the Weekend (Use some red)
4 Krafty Girlz (Anything Goes)
Bunny Zoe Crafts (Wings)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Carolers Three

Hello! I am sharing my Mo's Dream Team card for Mo's Digital Pencil with you all today. I have used Carolers Three, a perfect Christmas image!

I used the MME Lost and Found Christmas Special Edition 6x6 paper pad, sticking to the neutrals and greens. I used a bunch of die cuts and frantage! The kraft envelopes for my tags I handmade. The large one I hand cut with scallop scissors and created the small one in my Silhouette program. The pine cones in my flower cluster I also designed in Silhouette Studio. (If anyone knows how I can share my designs I would love to share them for free with anyone who wants them.)
On the tags I did some stamping of Christmas sentiments, Christmas trees and snowflakes. I added some glitter glue to the Merry Christmas on the background paper as a bit of star dust to fit the them at Live and Love Crafts. I also distressed and inked the paper edges with Walnut Stain DI.

I colored with my beloved Copics:
Skin: E000,00,21,11 R20,22
Hair: E50,53,57,59
Red: R32,35,37,59 C9
Green: YG03,63,67,C7,9
Coat and Hat: E70,71,74,77
Dress: E50,51,55,57,59
Background: BV31,00,02

I really hope you all like my card as much as I do! I had so much fun with this one!


Challenges I'd like to enter:
A Creative Romance (Sparkle at Christmas)
Challenges and Candies (Shabby Chic)
Quick Quotes (Holiday Card)
Stampin For the Weekend (Use some red)
Docerela Creations (Color Challenge)
Charisma Cardz (use distressing)
Card Makin' Mamas (Christmas/New Years)
Card Crafter's Cirlce (Celebrations)
Creative Fingers (Anything Goes)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Buttons, Boots and Bling

Good morning! Today starts the new challenge over on the Kenny K Krafty Krew Blog!
Our theme is
Buttons, Boots and Bling!

I have used Tomboy Trouble. She is super fun and spunky and a ton of fun to color!
I have used My Mind's Eye paper which I have distressed and stitched. I have also tried my hand at stenciling some bricks and adding some script stamping on the background paper. The bingo card and library card were free printables. The teal flowers are Prima which I have used Gesso on and the big white one is Wild Orchid Crafts. In my flower cluster I have added the buttons to go with the theme and added bling randomly around the card.

Our wonderful sponsors for this fortnight:

5 Digis of the winner's choice!

$10 Gift Certificate

Don't forget to check out the Kenny K blog to see what other inspirations we and our guest designers have for you!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Craftitude (Button Up)
Crafty Hands (Sparkle and Bling)
Creative Fingers (Anything Goes)
Sister Act (Anything Goes)
4 Krafty Girlz (Anything Goes)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Time Flies

Here is Ella in Trouble (redux) which you can find at Mo's Digital Pencil. I just had to have her as she reminded me of my daughter. When she was two, I found her in my room surrounded by my makeup, nail polish splattered on the carpet and makeup smeared on her face. I didn't know if I should be mad, laugh at the scene, or cry because of the inevitable polish cleanup! 

This will be the perfect card for when she is older and we can reminisce about her sweet, adorable attempt at being grownup. 

I used an old MME paper pad and some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. The stamps on the tag, sentiment and the clock are Prima from the Printery collection. I used a lot of the Shabby Pink Frantage and Walnut Stain to distress and stamp with. I also used some Liquid Pearls to give Ella's necklace some dimension.
I colored her a while back and cannot remember what I used. I definitely think I have improved in my coloring. Either that or the different paper helps.

As always, thanks for the positive comments and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mo's Monthly Blog Hop!

It's blog hop inspiration time courtesy of the ladies of Mo's Dream Team and our host this time around is Alexandra with the fun theme of "Create a Gift Tag"!
You should start with her if you are just coming to the hop! Don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance at some prizes!

For my gift tag I have used Winter Fairy Manty from Mo's Digital Pencil!

I cut a tag about 4 inches by 6 1/2 in. and adhered some pine tree paper from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas. I used a ton of frantage and used my silhouette to cut the poinsettia. 

Copics used:
Hair: E50, 53, 57
Skin: E000,00,21,11 R20
Green: YG03,63,67 (for pine leaves add W7 and White Gel Pen)
Red: R32,35,37,59
Ground: W1,3

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment to be in the running for a prize! You should have come from Anneke's blog and next up is Kaly.

Happy hopping!!
Danielle :D

Blog hop order: Alexandra, Anneke, Me!, Kaly, Mina, Jak, Gretha, Julie, Debby Y., Heidy, Alice, Vili

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kenny K: Anything Goes!!

It's time for another challenge with the Kenny K Krafty Krew!
Anything Goes!

Kenny K Downloads is also releasing three new and fun Birthdays & Celebrations digis!

Our wonderful sponsors for this fortnight's challenge:

5 digis of the winner's choice


$20 Gift Certificate

I have used Cupcake Celebration. It's perfect for my son's 6th birthday coming up. Yes, if you read my last post, you'll know my daughter's birthday is coming up, too. The week of Thanksgiving is always crazy!

I went for CAS and am pleased with how it turned out. I hope you take the time to see what the other Team B and Guest Designers have to share and join in our Anything Goes challenge!


Challenges I'd like to enter:

Friday, November 15, 2013

Love Ya!

Today I have a card to share which I have made for my daughter's birthday. She is a lovable, hug-able, squeezable little girl just like this adorable image, Love Ya. which you can find at Mo's Digital Pencil.
I have used Prima's Romantique 6x6 paper pad. I used some cutouts from the pad to tuck behind the flower and some cheesecloth and frantage.

I used Distress Ink pads to color (shocking!).

Skin: Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Blue: Broken China and Chipped Sapphire
Green: Peeled Paint
Pink: Worn Lipstick
Bear: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Worn Lipstick

Thanks for having a look!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Top Tip Tuesday (borrowed sketch)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Little Elf Finn

Hello fellow crafters! For today I have a Christmas card starring the playful Little Elf Finn from Mo's Digital Pencil. I am sharing this card on Mo's Dream Team blog as I do every Saturday GMT time or Fridays here in the US. There is new inspiration twice a day every day of the week over there, so go have a look if you haven't already.
I have used My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas. It is such a versatile Christmas paper pad. My last card (here) using this paper has such a different look.
I have Wild Orchid Flowers lightly coated with gesso and a Martha Stewart pine punch. The music sheet is from the paper as is the tag I made. On the tag I have some mini jingle bell and seam binding which I have added Red Brick DI to. The sentiment is wrapped around a miniature spool (so cute!). Some stitching, cheesecloth, Frantage and a doily round out the embellies.

Skin-E000,00,11,21 R20
Ornament- Blender,C0,3, E41, R32

Thank you as always for having a look and a big 'thank you' to those of you who follow me and leave such wonderful and motivating comments. I truly appreciate all of you!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
LLC (Christmas photo collage)
Annabelle Stamps (Christmas)
MarkerPOP (Anything Goes)
Bloggers (Doilies)
Scrapping4fun (Anything Goes)
Winter Wonderland (For a Child)
Art Impressions (Holly Jolly Christmas)
CRAFT (Christmas)
Charisma Cardz (Anything Goes)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pearls and Pumps

Good morning! Today is the start of another fun challenge on the Kenny K Krafty Krew blog
The theme for this fortnight's challenge is
Pumps and Pearls
We have three wonderful sponsors, so there are three chances to win a prize and of course a chance to be a Spotlighted Winner and be in our Top Three!

5 digis of the winners choice!

$10 GC


I chose to use Devastasia. I have had her printed for some time as I really wanted to color her but never was the right occasion. Her boots aren't technically pumps but they are pump-like. 

I used Prima's Moulin Rouge papers and Wild Orchid Craft flowers. I used a pearl flourish from Michael's and cheesecloth under the flowers for texture.

Stop by the Kenny K blog to see what the other DT members created for this fun challenge and join in the fun!!


Challenges I'd like to enter:
Catch the Bug (Anything Goes)
Sunshine Mall (Anything Goes)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bubble Heart

I am happy to be back to share a card using Mo Manning's Bubble Heart! The image is so adorable I knew I had to color it up for a card for my husband.

I wish the picture came out a little better because the colors are more vibrant in person.

I used Pink Paislee's London Market and cut the butterfly out from one of the papers. The frame is made using a Martha Stewart mold and the stamp is a Prima stamp from the Printery collection. I destressed the edges of the paper and stitched and faux stitched some.


Hair: Boy E00,13,15,18,59
Girl E50,53,57,59
Skin E000,00,11,21 R20,22
Green: YG03,63,67,C9
Pants and Cardigan: C0, E70,74,77
Pink: Blender, RV000 R81,83,85

Thanks for having a look and have a great weekend!!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Brown Sugar (Things with Wings)
Card Crafter's Circle (Cute Cards)
Crafty Hands (Anything Goes)
Paper Crafting Journey (Anything Goes)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Kenny K New Christmas Release!!

Woohoo! It's time for another challenge with the Kenny K Krafty Krew!
Holiday Chic: Sparkle

Kenny K Downloads is also releasing three new and fun Christmas digis!

Our wonderful sponsors for this fortnight's challenge:

5 digis of the winner's choice


$20 Gift Certificate

I decided to color up Cozy Cocoa. I knew as soon as I saw it that I would use that one first for a tag on a gift.

I made the box from a template I made and made it large enough that I could package up some cocoa and marshmallows inside for Hot Cocoa for Two.

How perfect is that My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas paper with the reindeer for the cabin feel!

I embossed the box and used Vintage Photo DI to bring out the impression better. 

I used my Copics to color her and for my bit of sparkle I added glitter glue to the stockings, wreath bow, lips and nail, although you can't even tell in the pic:(

Can't wait for you all to join in this challenge and stop by the Kenny K Krafty Krew blog to see the rest of the Design Teams creations with the new releases!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's Blog Hop Time!!

Our monthly blog hop time is here! Our lovely host is...Vili!
She has chosen the theme of ...Birthday!

Make sure to leave comments on the blogs along the hop for a chance to win one of two $5 store credits for Mo's Digital Pencil!!

I decided to make one of my sons a birthday card using the Video Boy image. This is totally my oldest son. He knew it, too, when he saw it! I had fun stenciling some stars and circles on the background paper and I used my molded stars to embellish. 

Okay, so you should have came here from Anneke's blog and your next stop from here is Kaly!

Enjoy the hop!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tilda at the Beach

Yay for me! Two cards in one day! I have tried my hand at another Magnolia Tilda stamp. They are slowly growing on me.

I have used some papers from the Prima Moulin Rouge pad and the striped one is a Glitz paper, I think.  I have used one of my new punch around the page punches, Deco Fan, as I thought they looked shell-like.  

I frantaged the image with Shabby Blue and the sand with Aged Gold. At the same time I made the from for my previous card, I also used the other molds I had to make buttons, flourishes and stars. I thought the buttons looked like sand dollars and the flourishes- waves. So I threw those on my card. 

The little sea Stars and blue shell were decorations at a cousins wedding, and as we were leaving I had my husband help me collects some as I knew I would be able to craft with them (we were allowed)!

I dyed some seam binding with Broken China and Chipped Sapphire and attached them to a little corked bottle that I found at Joann's. I am so disappointed as they no longer carry them in-store and with a coupon they were super inexpensive! Add some burlap painted with gesso and it was done!

Skin- E000,00,21,11 R20,22
Hair- E50,21,25,29,59
Suit- B0000,32,34,37
Water-BG10, 11, 15 B32, 34, 37 white gel pen

Have a great weekend!
Danielle :)

Challenges I'd like to enter:
MDUC (Blue, Brown and White)
Marvelous Magnolias (Anything Goes)
Magnolia-licious (Shaped cards)
Sister Act (Anything Goes)
Brown Sugar (Anything Goes)

Baby Fairy Flora

Today is my day to share with you my card for Mo's Dream Team blog! I have used Baby Fairy Flora (redux), which you can find at Mo's Digital Pencil. I have loved this image from the moment I saw it and am so happy to have finally snatched her up and colored her!
She is absolutely adorable! I know I seem to say that a lot about Mo's images, but they are ALL SO CUTE!

I have used Pink Paislee's London Market papers and Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers. I got out my Pear Pen again and my Shabby Pink Frantage. 

The sweet frame I made using a Martha Stewart silicone mold and the crafting clay that goes along with it. I have had it for awhile and finally opened it up and had a play!

I wanted to use my doily border punch for a shaped card look but didn't have the corner punch, so I used another corner punch I had and it came out okay. 

The heart tag I attached some seam binding dyed with Spun Sugar DI and attached a Pearl button. I also stamped a crest with a bee from Prima on the tag which, of course, I didn't photograph.

Copics used:

Skin-E000,00,21,11,R20, 22
Hair-E50,53,55,57, 59
Pink-RV000, R81,83,85

I hope you all find her as absolutely adorable as I do! Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I'd Like to enter:
CLP (Sketch)
LLC (Pink)
Sister Act (Anything Goes)
Crafty Little Fairies (Pretty in Pink)
Delightful Challenges (Distressed)
Happy Campers (Show us your flowers)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Christmas in Aqua and Red

It's that time again- a new challenge theme for Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge!
Anything Goes

As always we have several amazing prizes to be won, sponsored by some amazing companies!

Kenny K Downloads

with 5 digis of the winner's choice!

Love's Rubber Stamps

Marianne Designs

I have made a tag to share with you using Toy Soldier. I used red and aqua as my color palette as I thought that it was to be the challenge, but it was switched and I had already made the tag! I actually really the the combo now!

I used My Mind's Eye paper pad, Lost and Found Christmas and some die cuts. I used Viva Pearl Pen in Ice White. Love the Pearl pens, small pearls big pearls I can do them all without them looking misshapen like the Liquid Pearls.

I distressed the papers and inked the edges with Tumbled Glass DI.

Now that I am looking at my tag, I think I will go back with some more stamping on the top of the tag, like I did around the image. Maybe....I'm tired. I did a 5k Mud Run today and it was a blast, but I am pooped!

Aqua- BG10, 11, 15
Boots/Gloves- E70, 71, 74, 77, C9

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Craftitude (Anything Goes)
Catch the Bug (Anything Goes)
Digi Haven (Use 2 Colors)
Quick Quotes (Stamping)
Sister Act (Anything Goes)
4 Krafty Girlz (Anything Goes)
MAWTT (Anything Goes)
Inky Chicks (Use 2 Die Cuts)

Friday, October 4, 2013


Today I am sharing a card I have made using the cutest little witch in digi-land, Tabitha from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Since I made my little nephew a card, I decided to make his sisters a card, too! I used some Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows papers and my silhouette for the black die cuts. I decided to add the tree's face with my craft knife at the last minute. I added some white get pen to the bat's wing overlapping the haunted house die cut to help it pop!

The sentiment is a cut out from the same old paper pad from Joann's that I used on my Zombified card.

Copics Colors:
Skin- E000,00,11,21, R20
Hair- E50,53,57,59
Clothes- C0,3,5,7,9
Cat- W1,3,5,7,C9
Broom E21,25,29
Pumpkins- Y11,15,YG02,04,07 E11,15,18

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
A Creative Romance (Winged Creations)
Challenges and Candies (Colors of Autumn)
Craftitude (Anything Goes)
Crafty Catz (Anything Goes)
Digi Haven (Use 2 Colors)
Fairytale (Pumkins, bats, mushrooms)
QKR Stampede (Fall Colors)
Sister Act (Anything Goes)
Stuck on U (Hocus Pocus Die Cut)
Cute Card Thursday (Signs of Distress)
Color Me Creative (Fall Colors)
Inky Chicks (Use 2 Die Cuts)

Friday, September 27, 2013


Today I am sharing a card I have made for my nephew for Halloween. Zombified from Mo's Digital Pencil is such a perfect image for a boy. Don't all boys play at being a zombie at some point?!

I used my Silhouette for a lot of the die cuts. I made a tag with "Trick or Treat" stamped on it and stapled some spider web ribbon on to it. The paper is old stuff from my stash.

Skin YG03, 63, 76, W01, 03
Outer shirt BV 31, 00, 02
Shirt W1, 3, 5, 7
Pants B0000, 32, 34, 37
Jack o Lantern Y11. 15, YR02, 04, 07

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Xmas Greetings

Yay! It's a new challenge on the Kenny K's Krafty Krew blog and we also have a new release for you all!
The new release features two fun Christmas images, one of which I have used for my card for our Merry and Bright Christmas challenge.

Our sponsors for this challenge:

with 5 digis of the winner's choice


with a $20 Gift Card!

I have used the super fun Xmas Greetings from the new release at Kenny K Downloads.

You absolutely must check out what the other Team B members have done for your viewing pleasure, puts my card to shame!

Have a fabulous Sunday and don't forget to enter our new Merry and Bright Christmas challenge!

Challenges I'd like to enter: