Sunday, May 28, 2017

Close Your Eyes - LOTV

 Today's post is about a card I needed for a wedding shower.  By all accounts, I figured it would be quick because I'd had it all planned out in my head and it started out well but then you know what happens to the best of plans... sheesh!  One thing after another... one of my 'incidents' was that I must have spent an hour trying to tie a decent bow for the top where the big diamante gem is.  I'm not the best bow maker, in fact, I'm probably one of the worst (which is why you don't see much ribbon on my projects) but I finally managed a successful bow and whooohoooo.... put it in place and no way was that going to work because there just isn't room at the top and the double bow I'd managed overlapped onto the heads.  So... I hemmed and I hawed and finally decided on the gem alone. 
Anyway, we've all had cards like this but I had to git 'er done so onwards and forwards. 
Below is a quick pic of the inside of the card and I can see I need to do a new light box because this one seems a little ragged:
 And a pic of the one side of the inner card.
I adore this sweet Lili of the Valley image called Close Your Eyes and it seemed perfect for the shower gift and I'm hoping the recipient likes it too.  A bit of money popped inside and off to the shower I go.  I usually give money gifts simply because it seems easier.  Most of the newly marrieds have either lived together or been on their own for awhile so this way, they can buy what they want.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Hair  E47,E43, E41, E40
Shoes - C7, C5, C3
Dress - B99, B45, B41
Sweater - C5, C3, C1
Pants - C7, C5, C3, C1
Hat - E57, E55, E53, E51
Shirt - B26, B23, B21, B000
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000
Rose/hearts - R85, R83, R81
Leaves - YG67, YG63, YG61
Ground - E27, E25, E23, E21
Supplies:
Image - Lili of the Valley Close Your Eyes
Outer Sentiment - Computer generated using Sprinkles Colors font
Inside Sentiment - Printworks Happy Wishes
Paper - Magnolia (I've had this pad forever so am not sure if they still make it)
Misc - Stickles, gems from my stash
Challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes #163
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes #97
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes #58
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes #30
Crafting Creations - Anything Goes #342
Paper Craft Crew - Tic Tac Toe #245 (mine is Bright Colours, Silver (paper), Wedding)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Spring Walks - All Dressed Up


It's mid month and that means time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up's Challenge Blog.  It's easy to participate because it's always Anything Goes and the only rule is that you must use an All Dressed Up image, either digi or rubber.
I used Spring Walks for my card.  This image was among April's new releases and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use it.  I'd also like to have those long legs and look that good in blue jeans...
We are having some great weather here and I think spring has finally sprung!  This is my favourite time of the year with all the trees leafing out, flowers blooming and grass growing.
Anyway, time to get busy... you have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
Copics:
Jeans - B99,B97, B95, B93, B91
Hair - W47, E44, E43, E41, E40
Skin - E11, E00, E000
Supplies:
Stamps - All Dressed Up Spring Walks
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages
Paper - Grapics 45 Sweet Sentiments
Misc - Stickles
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring Fever
Fab n Funky - Kids & Teenagers Birthdays
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes #97
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes #43
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes #19

Friday, May 5, 2017

Bon Voyage - All Dressed Up

Beep, Beep!  New images at All Dressed Up!!  Beep, Beep!
Wendy has done it again with four new All Dressed Up images for May and I want to show you Bon Voyage.
Remember to pop over to check them out at the Etsy store and it's out of everyone's control if they just happen to fall into your cart!
There are two All Dressed Up challenges running right now, the Blog Challenge (ending on the eve of the 14th) and the Facebook Challenge  (ends on the last day of the month).
Also, be sure to pop by both challenges to see what the rest of the team have been creating.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!
Copics:
Car - C8, C5, C3, C2, C1, C0
Tires - C10, C8, C5
Chrome & Grill - C5, C3, C1, C0
Supplies:
Image -  All Dressed Up's Bon Voyage
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink's Mixed Messages on license plate, Road Trip is computer generated using the AR Christy font
Misc - Tim Holtz sprockets
Challenges:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

Edna Loves the Ocean - Stamping Bella

Here we are, time for a new challenge at Making Memories Crafting and our sponsor is Sprinkle n Sparkle who are generously giving a $15 voucher to the challenge winner.  The theme is Anything Goes and there's nothing easier than that, right?
Sonia has announced a design team call at Making Memories crafting so check out her post here.
I had a lot of fun with this card.  This is Stamping Bella's Edna and I love her... and I know some Ednas.  Fab gals who are a heap of enjoy life to the fullest.  The sentiment comes with the image and I cut it apart.  I thought the dotty paper was perfect for this beachy gal because it reminds me of spring/summer.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Swimsuit - B95, B93, B91; RV99, RV95, RV93,RV91, RV000
Hat - YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20, YR000
Sunglasses/Shoes - G85, G83, G000
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Stamping Bella's Edna Loves the Ocean
Dies - My Favorite Things - MFT Cloud 9, Lil Inker Large Sunshine
Challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes (May)
Fab n Funky - Lovely Ladies
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes #162
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Stamping Bella - Free Form

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lilly the White Queen - Moonflower Digis

Recently my blogging friend Anne Lise asked if I would participate as a guest designer on her blog and of course I instantly agreed.  The image she sent me to work with is Moonflower Digistamps Lilly the White Queen.  The theme for the post was to be 'recycled' so I went into my scrapbox of paper and found the green(ish) cardstock and the purple/green paper.  I love the sparkle in this girl's eyes but oh man... that hair!  I'm not really good at the long, flowing hair and I really dreaded putting Copics to paper on this one.  I did the hair first in case I messed up and wouldn't have to give a completely coloured image the 'heave-ho'.  Anyway, I kept the whole thing quick and simple and didn't even add much in the way of embellishments.
More snow!  What is that about?  It's April 24th for goodness sakes!  I actually don't mind this so much because the temps are warm and by the end of the day, there's still some laying in the yard  but the streets are clean.
Thanks for popping by and have a great week!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Top Knot - All Dressed Up

It's April 15th so that means it's time for a new challenge over at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and the DT has some lovely creations for us to drool over.  While you are there, why not enter the challenge?  It' always Anything Goes and the only rule is that you use an All Dressed Up image.
For my card, I chose to use the cute Top Knot image and you can find her at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop.  If a few more just happen to fall in your cart while you are there, you aren't held responsible because they are all so cute that it's hard to stick with just one.  And really, who sticks with just one?
Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Hair - E47, E44, E43, E41, E40
Skin - E11, E00,E000, R20
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up Top Knot
Sentiment - PapertreyInk Mixed Messages
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 18, Joanna Sheen Starry Night Edger
Paper - Authentique Imagine 8
Challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Girls or Flowers
Love to Scrap - Girls Rule
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes #160
The Paper Shelter - Girl Power
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes #39

Friday, April 7, 2017

Butterfly Bunny - All Dressed Up


It's time for a new release at All Dressed up and once again, you aren't going to be disappointed with her sweet images.  For my card,  I am using the cute Butterfly Bunny which is just in time for Easter but still general enough to be used at any time.
I tried the dotty technique for doing fur and although I don't hate it, I need to practice a little more before  I am totally happy with it.  At any rate,  I like it better than plain gray with no texture.
What a gong show though... I wasn't happy with the placement of the die cut and managed to get gobs of glue everywhere.  I looked at it a few times and decided I should try to pull it off and get it a bit straighter.  Wowsa... by the time I was finished and managed to get all the excess glue off the card, my fingers were sticking together like it was a rerun of I Love Lucy.  Gotta love those glue erasers though, they are fantastic for boo-boos like this.
Be sure to enter the All Dressed Up Blog Challenge and remember, it's always Anything Goes but you must use an All Dressed Up image.  There is also a Facebook Challenge and the theme for it is Feature a Creature.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Fur - W5, W3, W2, W1, W0; E02, E01, E00, E000, E0000
Shading - BG11, BG10, BG70
Ground - E39, E37, E35, E33, E31
Supplies:
Image - Beautiful Bunny
Misc - Stickles, Stampin' Up gold cord
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Furry Friends
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes, April Edition
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Easter Cards or Anything Goes
Fairytale Challenge - Cards with Animals
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - B is for Bunny
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Harry the Stuffie Gets Happy Mail

Can you believe March is done and gone already?  I don't know where it went, it just flew by for me. April means another challenge at Making Memories Crafting and this month we have a colour inspiration as the challenge theme.  It's a very pretty colour palette which ranges from a powder blue to a very soft lilac:
Our sponsor this month is Scrap n Dipity and they have a fab selection of digital images and some pretty papers.
For my card, I decided it was time to dig into that large pile of Stamping Bella stamps I have. With us moving, I barely stamped beyond May of 2016 but that didn't stop me from buying them. This little guy is Harry the Stuffie Gets Happy Mail and I decided to try the dotting technique for fur texture. It's ok but I definitely need more practice.
Well, time for me to wrap it up and get some supper cooking! I've been trying to cook more, eat out less and overall make a serious attempt at being healthier. Who knows... maybe exercise is the next thing!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Fur - E47,f E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Nose - W9, W7, W5, W3
Ground - E39, E37, E35
Envelope - V17,f V15, V12, V01,V000, V0000
Shading - C2, C1, C00
Supplies:
Stamp & Sentiment - Stamping Bella Harry the Stuffie Gets Happy Mail
Dies - MFT - Stitched Fishtail (I used the inside cutout)
Paper - Prima Wild & Free
Misc:
Sequins, Stickles, Enamel Dots
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Furry Friends
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes, April Edition
Fab n' Funky - Buttons &/or Bows
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Easter Cards or Anything Goes
Fairytale Challenge - Cards with Animals
Inky Chicks - Use purple

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

For You - All Dressed Up Challenge

and the back of the card:
 Hi there and I hope you are doing well.
Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up blog and for my project, I chose to use this adorable digi image titled For You
As always, the challenge theme is Anything Goes but you must use an All Dressed Up image which can be purchased in the Etsy Shop or use one of the adorable freebies Wendy offers.  The challenge winner will receive 3 images of their choice and one of the top three will be invited guest design for the next challenge.  You can also join the Facebook group where there's lots of chatter, a challenge and mega talent.
Like most of us, I always finish the inside of my cards but I don't usually show the inside.   The photo above shows how I topped off this one.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000
Hair - E44, E43, E41, E40
Dress - G24, G21, G0000
Pot - C7, C5, C3
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up  For You
Sentiment - Printworks Happy Wishes. If you have never tried these stamps, I highly recommend them because you get a crisp, clear image every time.
Paper - Echo Park Bundle of Joy
Dies - Memory Box Puffy Clouds, Lil Inker Stitched Circles, Lil Inker Large Sunshine
Challenges:
Fab n' Funky - Children
Kitty Bee Designs - Living Things with Wings
Little Miss Muffett - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie - Digis, Dies and Cute
Happy Little Stamper - Anything Goes with Dies

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Feeling Spoilt - All Dressed Up New Release

Hi there and welcome to the All Dressed Up March release.  Wendy has given us four new gorgeous images to work with this month and my card is made with Feeling Spoilt.  This leggy gal along with the other three new ones are available now in the All Dressed Up Etsy store.
Be sure to pop by the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog where you can see gorgeous makes by the rest of the design team.  While there, why not enter the challenge?  It's always Anything Goes and the only requirement is that you use an All Dressed Up image.  There is also a Facebook fan page and a monthly challenge there as well.
My photo is a tad crooked... got a new camera and am still trying to figure it out.  I was having an awful time with the old one because the pictures seemed to look so faded so we'll give this one a whirl and hopefully it works out.
Happily, winter is on it's way out here in Saskatchewan Canada and I'll be so happy to see the hind end of it as it leaves.  It's been a very mild winter with very little snow and the temps have been quite mild.  So funny, as soon as we get a day with the temperature above freezing, I see all kinds of people at the mall wearing shorts!  I would be frozen... and what gives me to giggling is that in the fall when we have the first cool day with the same temp, everyone is commenting on how cold it is.  Spring is my favourite time of the year and although we can still have a couple months of winter weather, I know it's not going to last much longer.
Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Dress - B97, B95, B93, B91
Hair - V99, E18, E15, E11
Sink - E13, E11, E00, E000
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up Feeling Spoilt
Sentiment - #82 from Cardsandscrap.nl
Dies - My Favorite Things First Place Ribbon (this may be discontinued because I cannot find it in the MFT store)
Paper - Maja Designs
Misc - Stickles, gem from stash
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - name 3 or more items on your project beginning with 'B' (mine is Bows on her shoes, Blue gem, Bubbles in the Champagne)
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes