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)