Thursday, July 2, 2015

Dreams & Wishes - Sugar Nellie

I do love these Sugar Nellie fairies and don't ever get tired of them. 
Today's card is for my Friday inspiration post at Sugar Nellie and I chose to use Funky Kit's Dreams & Wishes digi image.   This little sweetie is also available in rubber if that's what you prefer.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Copics:
Mushrooms - E37, E35, E33, E31, R42.  When finished colouring, I took my blender pen and dotted out some of the colour
Dress - R85, R83, R81
Hair - E44, E42, E40
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20

Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Waiting for You digi stamp

Sentiment -  Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies: Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags,
Misc - Stickles, Frantage
Challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky - Birthdays
Marker Pop - #72 Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Use a stamp or digi
Crafty Ribbons - #122 Anything Goes & use a ribbon
Inky Impressions - Pink & Girlie
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waiting for You - Sugar Nellie

Happy Friday to you!  This has been a very busy and hectic week and I can't wait for the weekend to begin so I can get some serious crafting done.  I've been putting crafting on the back burner for a couple weeks now and am ready and raring to go!
Today's card is for my Friday inspiration post at Sugar Nellie and I chose to use Funky Kit's Waiting for You digi image.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Copics:
Bear - E53, E51, E21, E11
Bench - E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Waiting for You  digi stamp

Sentiment -  Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Paper - My Mind's Eye Breeze
Dies: Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags, MFT Sun, Moon and Stars
Misc - Stickles

Friday, June 19, 2015

Lead the Way - Sugar Nellie

Happy Friday to you!
Today's card is for my Friday inspiration post at Sugar Nellie and I chose to use Funky Kit's Lead the Way image.  I used the digi version of this little cutie but it is also available in rubber.

http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
My apologies, I forgot to write down the Copic colours I used for the project.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Lead the Waydigi stamp
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Paper - Kaiser Kraft Pitter Patter collection
Misc - Frantage, Stickles

Monday, June 15, 2015

Just Married - Abi's All Dressed Up Guest Design spot

Last month our granddaughter Abi was visiting so off to the craft room we went.  I posted some of her creations here and then we entered them into the All Dressed Up Challenge.  Sheila, one of the DT coordinators asked Abi if she would like to do a guest design spot for today.  And of course the answer was 'YES'.



















She chose to use the All Dressed Up image Just Married and I think she did a terrific job on this easel card.  I love those headlights.  This cute little van was coloured with Copics and the card is such a happy, cheery one!  Great job Abi!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Butterfly Pursuit - Sugar Nellie

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.  Today is my day to do an inspiration post over at the Sugar Nellie blog and I've used Funky Kits Butterfly Pursuit digi stamp which can be purchased in the shop.  This chubby little fairy is so cute... not one of the typical Sugar Nellie fairy but I like her just the same.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/

Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Butterfly Pursuit
Sentiment - Computer generated
Dies - Memor Box Fancy Blossoms
Paper - My Mind's Eye
 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cheese?

I needed a birthday card and had to make it tonight because tomorrow is 'the party'.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do ever since I bought the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds which I think are a hoot and I also wanted to try smooshing.  I had watched several videos and it looks easy enough, right?  Brother... judging by the pile of paper I've discarded, I'm thinking this card must have cost me about $15 and that's not taking into account the stamp.  I ruined more paper until I finally figured out 'less is more'.  I'm not totally happy with this attempt but overall but I do think it's ok and I am tired.  I'd like to try some more of the technique because there's some smokin' good examples on people's cards.  These silly birds just crack me up with their funny expressions.  The sentiment is computer generated using the Mom's Typewriter font and I added some doodling with a Copic multi-liner.  My guy does have this one wonky eye but after a can full off paper, I'm good with it.
The recipient is 7, a real cut-up and the class clown.  Him and his two brothers will think it's a hoot and I can just about hear their noises now.... little boys and those armpit sounds!
Thanks for stopping by!
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Something Blue (hard to tell but my cardstock is a dark navy, the bird has blue in it and smooshing is blue)
ABC Challenge - K is for Kritters
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #11 Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Male Call
Marker Pop - #70 Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Masculine

Friday, June 5, 2015

Elf Made Magic - Sugar Nellie

Happy Friday and bring on the weekend!  It seems like it's been a very busy week so to add a little more to the mix (no pressure...), here's a Christmas card in June for my Sugar Nellie post.  I've used Funky Kits Elf Made Magic digi stamp which can be purchased in the shop.  I do love these little fairies!
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/

Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Copic Colours:
Dress, Cap & Jacket - BG10, BG11, BG70, BG72, BG75
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Elf Made Magic digi stamp
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat Handwritten Christmas Greetings
Paper - Memory Box Mistletoe
Challenges:
ABC Christmas - K is for Keep it Simple
Marker Pop - Anything Goes #70
Merry Monday - Sparkle Bling and Shine
Sister Act - Anything Goes #109
Winter Wonderland - A Touch of Gold or Silver (bells & star)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Natalie & Amy's Challenge - Christmas
Petal Lu - Anything Goes

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Abi's All Dressed Up digi stamps colouring

Our granddaughter was out for a visit a couple weeks ago and she got busy in my craft room so I thought  I'd like to do a post and show you some of her pretty work.  We printed out several digis and I will share the rest of them at a later date.  Abi is 6 and we always enjoy getting into the craft room where she has full creative control over her projects and is very decisive on what she wants to do so she is always allowed to use 'our' Copics and 'our' embellishments.  She is quite a little artist, she even took the pictures herself... one click and she did a great job taking a photo of every one of them.  I never do that well... I take three or four and try to pick the least crooked one.  I'd love to have that youthful fearless confidence.
This image is Abi Ballerina and I love her... she's always been my very favourite All Dressed Up image and our gal Abi likes her too.
This is Abi's second project and she's used one of the images from the Three Little Party Girls set.  The Kierra name she gave her is one of  her best friend's name.  See that Eiffel tower in the background?  She drew this herself because she is very excited about a trip her family has planned to visit Paris.
 
I will add this to the All Dressed Up challenge and share it on the All Dressed Up Facebook page.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Wish Upon a Star - Sugar Nellie

Happy Friday everyone!  I was just telling my Sugar Nellie teamies how much I like being the Friday girl on the inspiration blog because Fridays are always a great day... it's the end of a work-week and that's always a happy-happy!
Today's inspiration card at Sugar Nellie  was made using  Funky Kits Wish Upon a Star digi stamp but this little beauty is also available in rubber. 
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/

Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Copic Colours:
Dress - B95, B93, B91, BG000
Jacket - E47, E45, E41
Wings - C5, C3, C1, R85, R81
Hair - E44, E43, E41, YR31, YR30
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Wish Upon a Star digi stamp
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 12 (flowers, stitches flag; Verve Heart Quartet
Paper - Maja Designs Vintage Autumn Basics
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #10 Anything Goes
Sister Act - #108 Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - It's all about the hair colour
Marker Pop - Flowers

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Seniorita Erma - Stamping Bella

 Well, here we are, winding down another week and we'll soon be peeking into the month of June.  I know I'm always moaning about how quickly time flies by but it really does for me and it seems like the older I get, the faster it flies!
Today's card uses Stamping Bella's magnificent Seniorita Erma who is all decked out in her Christmas splendor.  What an adventure this card was, or shall I say... I created some opportunities for myself.  Wowsa.. it all began with the yellows on the bulb.  I could not get them to blend and it looked awful so the only option to fix it that I could think of was to add some Copic Blender Solution to a loopy cloth and blot some of it out... hoping you would think I was so adventurous by creating some texture.  ha!  Then the dotted shading... I don't know where it went wrong but it sure did.  Way too much, way too dark so I tried to mute some of it with my blender and then fill in the remainder with the lightest gray.  Considering the mishaps, I'm still rather happy with it.  The sentiment comes with the image but it really didn't fit too well anywhere on the card so I put it inside.  I have always like the larger size of Stamping Bella's stamps and they are big... all of my cards are 5.75" square and this one fills it up.  Such a great image and I love the  whimsical sentiment.
Copic Colours:
Bulb - YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20; G24m G23, G21
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Stamping Bella`s Seniorita Erma
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 12 (flag & circle), Spellbinder`s Curved Borders 1
Paper - Memory Box Tinsel
Challenges:
Creative Moments - Inside & Out
Crafting for All Seasons - Recipe (one image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments)
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Bellarific Friday - Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - #81 Anything Goes