Friday, September 15, 2017

Surf's Up - All Dressed Up


Today marks a new challenge at All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and my choice of digis to use is Surf's Up.  I have a grandson who is having a birthday shortly and he's really into sharks.  Me, not so much and I'd be scared witless if I ever saw a real one.  No surfing for me....
I'm not sure if I'm happy with this card or not... I smooshed Tim Holt's Tumbled glass and Stormy Sky for the background.  I think I'm unsure because it seems busier than my normal style but regardless, the birthday boy will love it.  He's probably expecting a shark tooth inside but no, it will be some money and he'll probably buy himself a big box of Pokemon cards.
The theme at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog  is always Anything Goes with the only rule to enter being you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you don't have any, they can be can either be purchased at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop or downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan PageFacebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Shark - C5, C3, C2, C0, C00
Crab - R29, R24, R22, R20
Board 0 YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20.  My colours weren't blending like they should so I stroked the colourless blender through and got a bit of a mottled look
Letters & Stripe - R59, R17, R14, R11
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up Surf's Up
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Salutations
Dies - My Favorite Things MFT Blueprints 12
Paper -Bo Bunny
Misc - Stickles, Little Things from Lucy's cards Atmosphere sequins (such pretty colours)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I Love Flowers - Crafty Sentiments Designs

Hi there and I hope all is well with you.  Here we are in September already and doesn't time fly by quickly?  Summer is over, fall is here and then brrrr... winter!
Today marks a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs and the theme is Dies & Punches which is very easy because we all have plenty of dies and a lot of punches.  I know I have a few in my collection.
Details and rules and rules for the challenge can be found on the Challenge Blog and the generous prizes for the winners are:
3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image only for a winner who has not used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image for our crafty sentiments favourite.
For the card, I used the Isobel - I Love Flowers stamp which can be found at the Crafty Sentiments Designs shop.  These images are so cute so go have a peek , you won't be disappointed!  Be sure to pop by the challenge blog as well to check out what the talented ladies on the DT have created.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Jeans - B97, B95, B93, B91, B00
Shirt - YR24, Y26, Y23, Y21
Basket - YR14, YR24, YR23, YR21
Hair - E59, E57, E53, E50, E35
Flowers - R89, R85, R83, R81
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Supplies:
Paper - Lemoncraft
Dies - My Favorite Things Flower & Leaf Trio, My Favorite Things First Place Ribbon, Lil Inker Designs Stitched Circles
Misc - Stickles, enamel dots

Monday, September 11, 2017

Chicks with a Sprinkle on Top - Stampingbella

Hi & hoping you are having a great week.  To those dealing with the devastation and upheaval due to the hurricanes - stay safe.  As one who has never experienced this trauma, I cannot begin to imagine the trauma but our thoughts are with you.
I am seriously trying to work my way through the mounds of Stampingbella stamps I have.  I love them and buy some from every release and then buy some more not from the release... you know the drill!  I am determined to get ink of some of these little lovelies and today's card is Chicks with a Sprinkle on Top.  Ice cream solves a lot of problems... actually, probably whatever chocolate does not.  The challenge theme at Stampingbella this week is a sketch:
I like working with sketches because it takes so much time and work out of making a card because most of the design is already there.  I didn't add the squares but put some flowers on instead.  I needed the sentiment on the front and was having problems making it fit with the squares so I changed it up a bit.
That's it from me for today.  Take care and thanks for stopping by.
Copics:
Chicks - Y35, Y32, Y00, Y000; RV10, R000
Ice Cream - E29, E27, E25, E21;  BG0000, BG000, B00;  RV13, RV11, RV10, RV000
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Chicks with a Sprinkle on Top
Paper - Lemon Craft
Misc - Stickles, gems from my stash
Challenges:
Stampingbella - Sketch

Thursday, September 7, 2017

All Dressed Up's Mini Designers



Hi All!
Instead of a new release for September, the team is celebrating and showcasing all our young crafters with a "MINI CHALLENGE" 
This means any one can submit their project to the challengeas long as they are under 16years.   They can be your sons or daughters, brothers or sisters, Nieces or Nephews, Grandchildren, Godchildren, or just friends! 
The only rules are that they be under 16 and they must use an All Dressed Up image.  There are a few fun freebies available here.
Winners from each different age groups will be able to pick an image of their choice from the shop. All the entries will be shown and celebrated on 
September 22nd so head on over to the challenge blog to check it out and give your mini artist a helping hand posting their entry.
My post is showcasing my granddaughter Abi's entry using Mermaid Kisses.  Abi is 9 years old and from the time her little fingers were able to, she's been cutting, colouring and gluing.  We've spent many enjoyable hours in my craft room creating our 'masterpieces' and I've always let her use my Copics (she used to call them 'the special markers') so she's quite handy with them.  And glitter... that girl has always loved glitter and sparkle!  She's got loads of talent, creativity and always knows exactly how she wants her cards to look.  
Thank you All Dressed Up for doing a challenge just for the mini artists!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Taking a Nap - Crafty Sentiments Designs


What a cute little fellow this guy is and he could be me because I think this is how I must look when I fall asleep in the big chair.  I wonder if he snores too....
Today marks a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs  and the theme is For Someone Special.  Details and  rules for the challenge can be found on the Challenge Blog and the generous prizes for the winners are:
 3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image only for a winner who has not used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image for our crafty sentiments favourite.
For the card, I used the Taking a Nap stamp which can be found at the Crafty Sentiments Designs shop.  These images are so cute and I'm sure you will not be held responsible if a few stamps just happen to fall into your cart!  Be sure to pop by the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the DT have created.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Chair - C7, C5, C3,01; E17, E15, E11
Bear - E37, E35, E33, E31, E44, E41, E40
Hair - E59, E57, E35, E53, E50
PJ's - G29, YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11; Buttons done with White Pearl Kirarina Wink Pen
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Supplies:
Image - Crafty Sentiments Designs Taking a Nap
Sentiment - computer generated
Doodling - I free handed the design using a Copic Multiliner 
Misc - Doodlebug Limeade Sprinkles, Copic3 Multiliner, Kirarina White Pearl pen

Thursday, August 24, 2017

My Intention

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are well and had a great summer.
Today is a quick post because I've a ton of things to accomplish and I seem to hop from thing to thing and never really get a lot done so I must focus!  My card is a digi image I purchased from StudioDudaArt on Etsy.  I love the images and art this lady creates and I hope to get time to do a lot more of them.  This one is called My Intention and I just love the sentiment that goes with the image. I kept the card very simple and CAS with just a few enamel dots and some doodling with a Copic Multiliner.
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment -  My Intention
Misc - Copic .3 Multiliner

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tiny Townie Heidi - Stampingbella

Hi there and I hope you are doing well.  The heat wave we have had all summer seems to be gone right now and it's a bit cooler.  Those hot, hot days are a good excuse for me to craft in the air conditioned basement.
Today's card is one of Stampingbella's cute images and this one is Tiny Townie Heidi Needs a Hug.  I love these girls and the chicks... I adore those silly little chicks!  I am trying to use some of my stamps more and get a little ink on them.  The challenge theme this week at Bellarific Friday is a sketch and those are so easy to do.  Pick some paper and away you go!
Here's the sketch:


Note to self... Clip the little metal tabs off the dies or you end up leaving an impression on the paper.  When I noticed what had happened, I already had everything stamped and cut and felt I had bigger battles to wage than some little marks so I left it as is.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Jeans - B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Shirt - E35, E33, E31; R85, R81
Hair - E37, E35, E33, E31, Y23, Y21
Chicks - Y35, Y32, Y00, Y000,R10, R000
Grass - YG67, YG63, YG61, YG95, YG93, YG91
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Tiny Townie Heidi Needs a Hug
Paper - Pion Designs
Dies - MFT Stitchd Basic Edges; Lil Inker Small Sunshine; Paper Smooches Love & Cherish (for the heart on the tag), Paper Smooches Gift Tags
Challenges:
Bellarific Friday - Sketch
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #100 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - #13 Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - My Favorite Things
Simon Says Stamp - Add a Sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (Aug 14-22)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mermaid Kisses - All Dressed Up

I am very happy Mermaids are a big trend right now because I really like those sweet little things!  This little gal is All Dressed Up's Mermaid Kisses and I think she is adorable!  You can find her and many other sweet images at the All Dressed Up Etsy store.
Today marks a new challenge at All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and I had no doubt I wanted to use this mermaid and couldn't wait to add it to a card. The theme at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog  is always Anything Goes with the only rule to enter being you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you don't have any, they can be can either be purchased at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop or downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan PageFacebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Hair - YR23, YR21, E39, E37, E35
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Mermaid suit - V17, V15, V2, V00, BG10.  When finished, I used a white Karina Wink pen to add the dots to the scales and then stickles
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up Mermaid Kisses 
Sentiment - I found the sentiment on the internet and added it to the card using Freestyle Script font in Word
Paper - American Crafts Dots & Stripes
Misc - Stickles, White Karina Wink pen, Prima gem
Challenges:
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

My Summer Hat - Crafty Sentiments Designs


Today marks a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments and the theme is Back to School.  That's not too far away and parents will be out shopping for new clothes for the kiddos and all their supplies.  Some kids will be happy about school starting soon and some not so much.
Details and rules and rules for the challenge can be found on the Challenge Blog and the generous prizes for the winners are:
 3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image only for a winner who has not used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image for our crafty sentiments favourite.
For the card, I used the Isobel - My Summer Hat stamp which can be found at the Crafty Sentiments Designs shop.  These images are so cute and I'm sure you will not be held responsible if a few stamps just happen to fall into your cart!  Be sure to pop by the challenge blog and check out what the talented ladies have created.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Hat - E99, YR14, YR24, YR23, YR21
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E59, E57, E53, E51, E35
Dress - B34, B32, B000, B00
Ribbon/Belt - Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y000
Supplies:
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 14
Challenges:
Cardz for Galz - Pretty Pastels
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - My Favourite Things
Die Cutting Divas - Back to School
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - No Words
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Monday, August 7, 2017

Summer Time - All Dressed Up


New images at All Dressed Up!! There's four new All Dressed Up images for August and they are cute, cute, cute!  For my card, I am using Summertime.  I made the card to give to a friend who is retiring soon and I think it's just perfect... she loves to sit at the beach and relax (sometimes with a glass of wine too!).
Pop over to check the new images at the Etsy store.  I'm sure you won't be disappointed because they are fabulous!  Also drop by the Challenge Blog to see the pretty projects the design team has created.  
There are two All Dressed Up challenges running right now, the Blog Challenge (ending on 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:
Skin - E13,E11, E00, E000
Hair - E59, E57, E35, E53, E50
Dress - YG17, YG13, YG11, G000, G0000
Hat - E99, YR14, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR12
Chair - E29, E27, E25, E21; E44, E43, E42, E41
Supplies:
Image -  All Dressed Up's  Summertime
Sentiment - Stampin Up Beautiful You
Dies - My Favorite Things Stitched Basic Edges
Paper - Pion Designs The Songbird's Secret
Challenges:
Cardz for Galz - Pretty Pastels
Little Miss Muffet - #168 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - August Anything Goes
Crazy for Challenges - Summer Fun
Sweet Stampin' - Summer Fun
Fussy and Fancy - Favourite Colours