Friday, March 6, 2015

Choose - Sugar Nellie

My inspiration card for Sugar Nellie this week is using Choose, designed by Leanne Ellis and you can find her at Funky Kits.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
I like these images and have several of the stamps.  They are a little funky and primitive and I like the look of them.  I had an awful time deciding on those sparkly hearts, in fact for the first week of this card's life there was a big green flower where they sit.  I was never really keen on it so I eventually pulled it off and added the hearts instead and I am much happier with them than the flower.
Don't forget to enter the challenge at the Sugar Bowl and there's always plenty of inspiration on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Hair - E37, E35, Y32, YR31
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Shirt - BGF13, BG11, G00, G000
Supplies:
Image Stamp - Funky Kits Choose
Sentiment stamp - Verve Fluttering By
Dies - Verve Flag It, Simon Says Bundle of Stitches Shapes, Paper Smooches Stitched Frames
Paper - Authentique's Growth

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Little Bit of Gossip...

Last Friday of the month and then it's March... can't say as I'm sorry to see the backside of February either because this is bringing us that much closer to spring.  Believe me, spring is a very big deal because it's great to see the end of another Canadian winter is close to being over.
Today's card is my post for Sugar Nellie and I've used the sweet Little Bit of Gossip which is available from Funky Kits.  Love those little fairies!
 http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Don't forget to enter the challenge at the Sugar Bowl  and check out then head on over to  Sugar Nellie Blog and the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamps -  Funky Kits digi  Little Bit of Gossip
Dies - Simon Says Stamp Highlight Frames, Marianne Craftables CR1248
Paper - Maja Design Summer Basics
Misc - Stickles
Copic Colours:
Dress - BV13, BV11, BV00, BV000; W5, W3, W0
Challenges:
Crafty Catz - use your dies and/or punches
Copic Marker Europe - Things with wings
Crafting for All Seasons - Dies or punches

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy Birthday you old buzzard!

A quick post from me this morning showing you a card I made for someone's birthday.  That 'someone' is getting older and older and older and with that comes all the jokes about being 'buzzard meat', the 'scavengers are circling', etc.  It's much more enjoyable when someone else is the one getting older... takes the focus off me!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamp & Image - both included in the Art Impressions Zoo Crew Buzzard Set 4194
Paper - GCD Studio
Copic Colours:
Wings & head - C10, C7, C5, C3, C1, B00.  For the head, I added RV42
Front feathers, claws, beak - E15, E13, E11, E01; E99, E97, E95; YR24, YR23, YR21
Challenges: 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
Eureka Stamps - Birthday Cards
Animal Friends - Image must include an animal
Card Mania - add some red (the bird's head)

Friday, February 20, 2015

If Only....

Today is my day to post an inspiration card at  Sugar Nellie and I chose to use Leanne Ellis's If Only image which you can find at Funky Kits.  I love the look of these images... they seem so old fashioned and modern at the same time.  They have a bit of the modern Steampunk look, or at least that's what they remind me of.  At any rate, I do like them.
 Don't forget to enter the challenge at the Sugar Bowl  and check out then head on over to  Sugar Nellie Blog and the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page for more inspiration.
Copics:
Hair/Skirt - C8, C7, C5, C3, C1
Dress - RV95, RV91, V000
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Supplies:
Image - Leanne Ellis's If Only
Paper - Maja Design A Gift For You
Challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #4 Anything Goes
Sister Act - #94 Anything Goes
Marker Pop - #62 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - For a Special Lady
The Stamping Boutique - Hearts 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Story Teller - Sugar Nellie


My inspiration card for Sugar Nellie this week is using a sweet little fairy digital image called Story Teller and you can find her at Funky Kits.  Story Teller is also available in rubber for those of you who prefer the stamps and you can find her here.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Don't forget to enter the challenge at the Sugar Bowl and there's always plenty of inspiration on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Mushrooms - E37, E35, E33, E31, E41.  When finished colouring, I took my blender pen and dabbed it down to create the little dots.
Dress - R85, R83, R81, RV0000
Hair - W0, E40, E42, E44
Wings - RV10, RV000, RV0000, C2
Grasshopper - YG67, YG61, YG03
Supplies:
Image - Story Teller
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Dies - MFT Die-namics Flower Trio, PTI Tiny Tags
Misc - Star Dust Stickles, gems from my stash
Challenges:
In the Pink - Love is in the Air
A Gem of a Challenge - Lots of Layers
Allsorts - Love is All Around
Crafting by Designs - Love is in the Air
Scrapyland - Anything Goes using any die Scrapyland sells (MFT Flower and Leaf Trio)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Show us some pink

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Only Words - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Time for another challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the theme for this month is 'Just Words'.  So no images, just words and it will fit the theme.  This month, we are sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps who is generously giving away a fab prize to some lucky winner.
This card should have taken 20 minutes but no... it took 4 hours and a mound of trashed paper!  One thing after another and it was all dumb things... like sticking my finger into warm Frantage, gems looking like they were dark enough but sadly, they are not.  Well, guess what... that stuff smears until it sets.  I knew that too but it's like my brain nodded off for a few minutes.  Anyway, after a few different tries, I think I finally have it.
It was fairly easy once I got going.  I simply stamped the image with Versamark and then sprinkled Aged Teal Frantage over it.  After that was set, I used the Shabby Blue Frantage.

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the gals on the team have created and here's a great chance to get a head start on your cards for this year.  The only requirement to enter the challenge is to follow the theme.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamp - Stampendous Jumbo Sparkle Joy
Frantage - Shabby Blue , Aged Teal
Challenges:
Winter Wonderland - KISS (Keep It Sweet & Simple)
Sparkle n' Sprinkle - Anything Goes with glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking

Friday, February 6, 2015

Sugar Nellie Walkies

Hope you are well and thanks for stopping by.
For today`s inspiration card at Sugar Nellie, I have used the All Dressed Up Walkies image available from Funky Kits.  Love these stamps... they are quite large and perfectly suited for CAS designs.  My card is 6``x 6``so you can see how large they are.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/index.php
Don't forget to enter the challenge at the Sugar Bowl  and check out then head on over to  Sugar Nellie Blog and the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page for more inspiration.
Copics:
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E4 (so sorry, I have no idea why I didn`t write down more of the colours)
Supplies:
Image - Walkies  (Thanks Cristine!)
Sentiment - Verve`s Words of Wisdom
Die - Papertrey Ink`s Tiny Tags plus sentiment
Challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons - Have a Heart
Creative Moments - Anything Goes with the twist of love
Crafty Sentiments - Use a Heart
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a twist of lets see something purple (dog jacket and bow)
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up Facebook - Love

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Pull My Finger!

Here we are, into February already and I can't help but wonder how that happened?  I know I say it all the time, but really, where does my time go?
Today's card is for a little guy's 2nd birthday and I think this High Hopes image is such a hoot.  The birthday boy won't get it about the butt fire but his two brothers certainly will and I can pretty much guess what will be said and the ensuing noises.  Sheesh... little boys!
I didn't realize until I have the pic up just how uneven I cut the sentiment... again, something I always say is 'why don't I notice that until it's too late?'.  Oh well... it is not the end of the world and the card is already gone.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Dragon - YG09, YG 07, Yg03, BV25; E39, E37, E35, E33, E31; R27, R24, YR16, YR14, Y17, Y15
Supplies:
Paper - 7 Gypsies Antiquaries Postale collection
Image & Sentiment - High Hopes S-222 Dragon's Finger Set
Dies - MFT Fishtail, Quikcutz Nested Circle
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Lots of Layers
High Hopes - Stripes
Scrapyland - Use spots & dots (dragon spots) and any die Scrapyland sells (MFT fishtail)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Make a Birthday card and the twist is 'make it masculine'
Creative Knockouts - Animals

Friday, January 30, 2015

Peek-a-Boo

Here we are... 2015 so Happy New Year to you!
My first card for the year is using Sugar Nellie's Peek a Boo which I think is a perfect image for a little gal's birthday.  This little cutie can be purchased at Funky Kits.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
There is always plenty of inspiration at Sugar Nellie and on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page. plus there's still time to enter the challenge at The Sugar Bowl.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Balloons - YG09, YG06, YG03, YG01; BV04, BV02, BV000, BV0000;  BG13, BG11, BG10; small white slashes of ink for highlights and then some Stardust

Supplies:

Image - Peek a Boo
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments Birthday Circles

Paper - My Mind's Eye Quilting Bee 6x6
Dies - Cheery Lynn Lace Deco Corners, MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals, Sue Wilson Camellia Open Petals

Friday, January 23, 2015

Summer Joy Princess - Sugar Nellie



Glad you stopped by.  Today's card is featuring another of Sugar Nellie's cute little ScrapBerry critter stamps and this is Summer Joy Princess.  The set is so cute... it's got a couple flourish stamps, a crown, castle, heart and of course Princess.  I got off to a rollicking good start on this card.  Didn't take any time at all to decide on the paper and layout.  Even the gray bunny parts moved along quickly and then the ears... holy smokes, I ended up with the brightest pink inner ears you ever saw!  I tend to be a little heavy-handed at times and this was one of them.  There really wasn't a lot I could do with them at that point except try to tone them done and I think it worked... I went over the pink with a Copic Gray C0 and although it still isn't as 'light and delicate' as I intended, I'm happy with the outcome.  I love this image and this card is for a very special 'little princess' I know.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/index.php
You can find these stamps over at Funky Kits... check out the 'what's new', there's a lot of cute little cats and bunnies in there.  Don't forget to enter the challenge at the Sugar Bowl  and check out then head on over to  Sugar Nellie Blog and the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamps -  Summer Joy Princess, the flourish on the sentiment piece and around the circle is from the stamp set
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Paper - Authentique Formal
Dies - CC Designs Stiched Circles
MFT - Blueprints 14 (the flower/button)
Misc - Antique Linen Distress Ink, Star Dust Stickles
Copics
Gray Fur - C5, C3, C2, C1, C0
Pink inner ear - RV11, RV10 and then over all of it with C0
Dress - R0000. R81, R83
Challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Scrap & Craft - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Cards & More - Animals
Papertake Weekly - Use three or more different shapes on your card
Sweet 7 Designs - Anything New
MarkerPOP - Anything Goes