Friday, May 31, 2013

Tea Time

Woohoo! So, this is my first day to post over on the Mo's Dream Team blog and I am like a kid on her first day at school: nervous and excited! This card is using the adorable Teacup Fairy that I had been eyeing for several months over at Mo's Digital Pencil.
I used the gorgeous Prima Lyric paper pad. I only have the A4 paper pad, but I want it in all sizes- it is so beautiful. All the flowers are Wild Orchid Craft flowers which I have used watered down paint to color match my papers. The doily clock is cut from the paper and I have stamped a Whimsy sentiment and attached it to a small wooden spool.  I frantaged allover with Shabby Pink.
 The tile in the upper left corner I made from the Prima Fairy Rhymes paper. I went a little crazy after watching livartnow on youtube. She made elaborate beautiful tiles, but I went the easy way like ItripledogdareU and cut pieces of paper to fit the chipboard squares I had cut down and then glossy accented the top. Super fun!
I had a request from a lovely crafter, Guylaine, to add the Copic colors that I use. I have done it in the past, but I sometines I would post in a rush or I would feel like I am writing the same things over again. I have about 60 Copics, so I don't have a lot of color choices. I am constantly wanting more, but, as I am sure it is for most, the cost is a deterrent. So here goes,

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E51, E53, E57
Wings: Y11, Y15 and Glitter Glue
Flowers: RV000, R20, R22, R35
Leaves: YG03, YG63
Background and Shading: RV000, BG10, W1, BV31  and Colorless Blender
The background was a mishmash because those are the lightest colors I have at the moment:(

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Color Challenged

Yay! It's Sunday and Memorial Day weekend! Thanks so much to all who serve and have served in the military! We appreciate the sacrifices you make for all of us everyday!

It is also time for another fun challenge at the Kenny K blog! We are challenging you all this time with a color challenge. Super fun and easy!

As always we have two generous sponsors:

with a $20 Gift Certificate!


For my card I used the spunky Troublemaker.
I used my lovely Copics and spent a fun few hours coloring her up! I used MME paper and matching chipboard piece for the sentiment. I added some wavy stitching, distressing and large rhinestones to add to the young feel of the card. It's perfect for a tween or teen, I think! I got all the colors in, but my blue is not quite the right shade, but you work with what you got, right?1
A super fun and simple card to highlight the awesome fun image!

I hope you all join in with this challenge. They are perfect colors to encourage the warmth of summer arrive and stay awhile!

Don't forget to check out the blog to see what the other talented ladies of Team A have come up with to inspire you and have a great weekend!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
613 Avenue Create (Anything Goes)
Our Creative Corner (Anything Goes)
Pumpkin Spice (Anything Goes)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello again! I have a card to share today! I made this card for the DT call going on at Mo's Dream Team. I am leaving it to the last minute as I have been super busy with my boys' baseball practices and games! It was everyday last week-can't wait for the season to end!

Here is my card:
I just love this image! She is adorable and always fun to color! I used MME paper and the tags are freebie printables from Prima's Friday Freebies on Facebook from several weeks ago. I love to check in an see what they have. Not too long back they had Nature Garden notecards and I was so excited as that collection seems to be my go to paper pad!
The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, the stamp is from Whimsy and I colored my girl with Copics.
I hope you all like her as much as I do.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CLP (sketch- I rotated it)
613 Ave Create (Anything Goes)
Gingerloft (Happy Birthday)
Creative Inspirations Paint (Anything Goes)
Whimsy (Anything Goes)
Great Impressions (Celebrations)
One Stitch at a Time (Use a Digi)
Scrappy Frogs (Anything Goes)
Corrosive Challenges (Sentiment on the Front)
Color Me Creative (Anything Goes)
My Sheri Crafts (Flower Power)
One Stop Craft (Anything Goes)
Wags n Whiskers (Anything Goes)
A Little Bit Crafty (Use Kraft)
By the Cute and Girly (Flowers)
Forever Friends (Anything Goes)
Mad for Markers (One for the Girls)
Crafter's Cafe (For a Female)

World's Best Dad/Man

Good morning, crafters! I hope everyone's enjoying their weekend! We have a new challenge for you at Kenny K's:
World's Best Dad/Man

It's time to get out your masculine papers and stamps and make a card for that special dad or man in your life! Kenny K has the perfect images for the manly men and great fathers in your life and the Krafty Krew have whipped up some great masculine inspiration to help get your creativity juices flowing.

Our wonderful sponsors:

with 5 digis of  the winners choice!

Our second prize is sponsored by Flonz

with a $20 gift certificate

Everyone knows a good guy who deserves recognition, so I hope to see lots of entrants for this challenge. Don't forget to check out what the Krew has made and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Steampunk Fun

Wow! I can't believe it's been almost two weeks since my last card post. How sad:(  But, it's Sunday and that means another challenge over on the Kenny K blog. Seeing as it's Team A's turn to inspire for this challenge, I have a card to share! If you haven't guessed by my post title the challenge is 

Our sponsors this week are

Kenny K

with a rubber stamp for the winner

and Marianne Designs
with an awesome prize package

And here is my card using the sassy Jayne Jetpack:
I used the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers for my color inspiration even though all I used of the paper is the postage stamp girl image I tucke dinto a Tim Holtz pin. I have very few papers as I was late getting in on the Graphic 45 obsession, so I am hoarding the few I have and constantly looking for more. No luck locally or online so far:( Any suggestions welcome!

 I used my Silhouette to make all the fun gears, which I then frantaged and also used some homemade copper and gold embossing powder. I made the flower using blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts that I colored with the same Copic colors that I colored the image,then stacked and shaped. I also frantage'd the flower in antique gold, as well as the Tim Holtz gear in the center. The brown bling flourish is Kaiserkraft. I am a little disappointed with the DCWV paper I used, as it doesn't look as nice in the photo as it does IRL. Should've broke down and used the G45 papers! Lastly, I stenciled some gears around the image using Vintage Photo and Frantage'd some more!

I hope you all like my efforts and join in on this super fun challenge! Don't forget to hop on over to see what the rest of the Krafty Krew have created for you. I am, again, blown away with there talent!

Challenges I'd like to enter with this card:
Crafty Calendar (Blooms and Blossoms)
Di's Digis (Show us your bling)
My Sheri Crafts (Flower Frenzy)
Our Creative Corner (Anything Goes)
Jellypark Challenges (Girly Girl)
My Heart Pieces (Anything Goes)
Paper Crafting Journey (Anything Goes)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Flowers, flowers, flowers

Happy Sunday morning! We have new challenge for you this week over on the Kenny K Krafty Krew blog:
A super easy one for you all!

Our wonderful sponsors this week:

with 5 digis of the winners choice!

The winner will win a stamp up to a $10 value!

 Team B has some gorgeous cards for your enjoyment, so don't forget to hop on over and check them out!
I hope to see you there!