Saturday, April 21, 2018

hello - you sexy beast

Saturday April 21, 2018
 
Hello you sexy beast.. I loved the sentiment stamp set from Simon Says and so I was looking through my stamps and saw this fun image from Stampin Up. I stamped it and colored with copics. I used the Taylored Expressions postage die and cut it out. I then found this scrap of paper I created a long time ago with my Gelli plate. I added Stampin up designer paper to create the background. I die cut the SS hello three times out of white and once out of gray and stacked them to give depth. I stamped the rest of the sentiment and cut it out.  This card is fun and sexy.. LOL
 
Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (die/animal/grey)
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Try it on Tuesday - natures beauty
Penny's paper crafty #376 - anything goes
Creative fingers #145 - anything goes
Crafty catz #413 - anything goes/opt. CAS

Friday, April 20, 2018

you're amazing - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday April 20, 2018
 
We're back with another Free Friday from Bugaboo and you can see the fun projects that the design team created over at Catch the bug.
 
 
This image is called Butterfly rose girlz   I colored the image with copics and then cut the image out using Lil inker die. I found a scrap of designer paper and stamped the Stampin up sentiment. I used Simon Says scallop border die and then added this under the image. I added the image to the fun designer paper (I don't know who its by but I love it) and finished the card with some Nuvo drops. I did add some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the flowers, butterflies, her lips and hair bow.

Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Creative moments #141 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more flowers
Penny's paper crafty #376 - anything goes

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Just wanted to say you're amazing

Thursday April 19, 2018
 
I was just playing in my craft room and I stamped this Simon Says flower and I also found on a shelf some liquid inks.. Susan Pickering Rethamel Pinata. I don't think I have ever used them and not even sure where I got them. I decided to give it a try. So I dropped a few drops in my little tray and just painted. I didn't care where color went or what I was just experimenting at this point. Since I didn't have any green in this set I took Lumiere green and used it for the leaves. I left the room and just let it be. Well couple days later I went back in and thought wow this kinda looks good. So I took a My favorite things die and cut it out. I then took some black cardstock and cut another. I then cut a section off as I didn't like it all one piece and across the card. I then thought the shimmer paper I was going to mount it to looked so plain so I watered down some black acrylic paint and splattered it all over. Once it was dry I added the flower part to the card. I thought hum I need a sentiment so I took the other piece and embossed the sentiment. I went over the flower with Spectrum Noir shimmer pen. I had fun just playing and seeing what could be done.
 
Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (embossing/text/no designer paper
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 15 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Creative moments #141 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more flowers

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Friends stick together - Catch the bug

Wednesday April 18, 2018
 
Welcome back to my blog. Today at Catch the bug it's
 HUMOR WEDNESDAY and I chose SAVE THE ELEPHANT DAY
 
 
You can find this cute image in the Bugaboo store  .. The image is called Spring elephant.. I started with a background I created years ago with my home made Gelli plate. I added this to the card base. Then I used copics and colored in the image and used My favorite things stitch die and my cloud template. I added this to the background. I then embossed the MFT sentiment and cut the piece into a banner. Head over to CTB and see what the DT created..

Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (embossing/text/no designer paper)
As you like it - favorite color medium and why (copics and being able to blend, for the gelli plate using acrylics and so many colors and getting different textures because of the wet paint)
Sweet stampin - animals
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Crafting from the heart #202 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Thank you for thinking of me - Sunny Day Crafting #16

Wednesday April 18, 2018
 
Welcome back to another fun challenge at Sunny Day Crafting #16
Our theme for this week is BUGS & INSECTS
 
 
Last month I watched a video that Gina K did for Simon Says. She embossed an image and then used Oxide inks and blended the background and added color to the flowers with the oxide as I did the blue and yellow flowers. When she was done she took a small brush dipped in water and went around the embossed part of the image which lifts the ink off of the embossing and some out of the flower. Then when it's dry you take a colored pencil I used Fabre Castell in a color that is close to the Ranger ink color... and add just a little pencil to the shading part then use Gamsol to spread the color out.. So that is what I did. I added the citron twist to the crocus but didn't like the look so I took a purple pencil and added color. Then I stamped and die cut the darling cute precious Pretty Pink Posh bees. I colored them with copics. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the wings. I added the bees and some gems. The flowers and sentiment is from Simon Says. 

Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (die/text/little stamps)
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
As you like it - favorite color medium and why (Copics because of they blend so well, and Ranger oxide inks just because there are so many possibilities)
Color crazy wk. 15 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
AAA cards #113 - perfect day
Crafting from the heart #202 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Try it on Tuesday - natures beauty
Through the craftroom door - anything goes

oh joy! it's your birthday - Pause Dream Enjoy #16

Wednesday April  18, 2018
 
Howdy... we have a great new challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy #16.. the Orange team is here with a new theme..
The PHOTO below is your guide..
Will it be a cow and flowers or colors... hum. I cant wait to see what you create.
 
 
CUTE PHOTO GUIDE

 
This is my card. I started by using my cloud and ground templates that I have been using for years. I have a big box of x-ray film. I cleaned off the image by putting the film in a big tub with some bleach and water. This removes the photo on the x-ray.. I then cut the templates and like I said above I have been using them for years. The film holds up well. Anyway back to my card. I used Ranger ink for the background. I then stamped and colored the My Favorite Things images and die cut them out. As I was laying out my scene I was missing something in the background so I cut some trees out of scraps using Lawn Fawn tree die.. That worked out perfect. The trees are from Quick Quote scraps. I added the sentiment also from MFT.

Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (animal/text/bright colors)
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - animals
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Cards in envy - it's birthday time
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Try it on Tuesday - natures beauty
Through the craftroom door - anything goes

Sending love - Craftaholics R Us #16

Wednesday April 18, 2018
 
The Green team is back with another fun challenge at
Craftaholics R Us #16 and our theme is ANYTHING GOES
 

I have always loved this rubber stamp. It's a wood block stamp.. that is how old it is.. LOL.. It's by Carmen's Veranda stamps..
I colored her with copics and added some twine, doodlebug acrylic dots. The sentiment is from the Power Poppy acrylic stamp set.
I love the richness of the colors and cant wait to see your fun cards.

Challenges:
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (animal/text/bright colors)
Scrapping 4 fun #113 - spring
Sweet stampin - animals
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches

Friends are like flowers - Bugaboo new release

 Tuesday April 17, 2018
 
Fun digi set over at Bugaboo for their new release..
Called MS flower garden   Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug. 
 
This new set comes with a group of different flowers. I colored the image with copics and used my cloud template for the sky. I added the sentiment that came with the set. I used Stampin up die and added some butterflies. The blue has a scalloped edge which is by Simon Says. I used some Nuvo drops.
 
 
Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
Moving along with the times #69 - springtime
Jo's scrap shack #229 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #113 - spring
Allsorts wk. 463 - spring flower/showers
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Crafting from the heart #202 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches

Monday, April 16, 2018

The earth laughs and you can deal - Monika -Billie

Monday April 16, 2018
 
We're back with another challenge between Monika and Billie (that's me).. Monika from Creative with Monika  chose the theme for April (her birth month).. and of course she chose SHOES.. card 1 is a scene with shoes and card 2 is a background with shoes and sentiment..  I had so much fun creating both cards but I think the scene one is my favorite.
 
Card 1-  I started by creating my green hills and sky clouds using my template I created. I then found this wood grain plank paper so I darkened up the thin board on the edge to give an ending to the deck. I then stamped the Paper Trey ink pot and boots using Stampin up inks. I fussy cut them out and mounted them on the deck. I dug through my leaves and flower box and came up with these leaves and flowers. I added a flower and leaves to the deck so it looks like they fell off. The background was a little bare so I took Lawn fawn tree dies and Quick Quote scraps and added them. I then added the PTI sentiment.. I added Nuvo drops to the flower centers and it was complete. This took a long time to make but so worth it..
 
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #69 - springtime
Crafty catz #412 - anything goes / favorite color combo
Scrapping 4 fun #113 - spring
Allsorts wk. 463 - spring flower/showers
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
 
Card 2...  This card I used the Paper trey ink boots and leaves and sentiment. I stamped using Stampin up inks. I then took a scrap of Club scrap paper and heat embossed the PTI sentiment. I added this to the base and punched the SU flowers out of some Quick Quote scraps and added this to the side adding Nuvo drop to the center. I added some SU leaves.  This card was faster to make.. I can see there is a mistake.. can you see it??? why do I always see these things once its posted to my blog..LOL

Challenges:
Everybody art #423 - die
QKR stampeded #291 - anything goes
Crafty catz #412 - anything goes / favorite color combo
Scrapping 4 fun #113 - spring
Allsorts wk. 463 - spring flower/showers
Dragonfly journeys #116 - April showers bring May flowers
Artistic inspirations #198 - anything goes
Make my Monday #69 - in the garden
Creatalicious #137 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches

Sunday, April 15, 2018

I love you - Creative with Stamps #25

Sunday April 15, 2018
 
Mid month reminder for the month long challenge at
Creative with Stamps #25 and the theme is CAS + SENTIMENT
 
 
 NOTE: CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.
 
 
Thinking of CAS is hard for me so I am going to try this more often so I can get use to creating them.. I enjoyed doing the April 1st card.. So for this card I used some scraps and Simon Says die for the feathers. I then stamped the sentiments from Paper trey ink and using My favorite thing die cut them out. I went around the edges with Quick Quote chalk ink. I then tied a piece of twine around the ends of the feathers.  I am liking.. I think I can get use to CAS..
 
Challenges:

Everybody art #423 - die
Penny's paper crafty #375 - anything goes
Crafty creations #364 - anything goes
QKR stampeded #291 - anything goes
Crafty catz #412 - anything goes / favorite color combo
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Pile it on #141 - small/pencils
AAA cards CAS #113 - perfect day

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Happy birthday - Always Happy Birthday #4

Sunday April 15 - 30, 2018
 
This is mid month reminder at Always Happy Birthday #4  and the theme is still BIRTHDAY ANYTHING GOES / OPT:BALLOONS

 
I found this awesome My Minds Eye designer paper that has hot air balloons on it.. So I just used some Quick Quote scraps and Simon Says balloon dies and added to the sky. I added the SS sentiment.. Quick and easy card.

Challenges:
Addicted to stamps #163 - balloons/banners/presents
Everybody art #423 - die
City crafters #407 - happy birthday
Jo's scrap shack #229 - anything goes
QKR stampeded #291 - anything goes

Friday, April 13, 2018

You're in my thoughts - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday April 13, 2018
 
So are you superstitious person??  Cause today is Friday the 13th.. I don't think I am but I know I sometime do the throw salt over your shoulder if I turn over the shaker.. or I don't walk on a side walk crack.. but are those cause I am superstitious or because it was a childhood thing?? although those childhood days are WAY WAY behind me.. LOL..
 
Well today is Free Friday at Bugaboo and so it's a lucky day.. Take a look at the fun projects that the design team did over at
 
  
This fun image is called Bug brat boy bugs   A few years back I created some gelli plate pages for backgrounds and today I am using one of them. So for my card I pulled the colors from the gelli plate colors and using copics I colored the image. I love the colors and feel they are masculine .. what guy doesn't look good in lavender or maroon.. for the texture on his pants I used a scrap of levi and copic 0.. the colorless blender. I added my cloud template for the sky and Ranger ink. When the image was done I used My favorite things stitch die and cut him out. I dug through my scraps of water color pieces and found this awesome piece so I stamped the Stampin Up sentiment and cut the end at a slant. I added some twine around it and using an orange brad I added this to the twine knot area. I am loving the cute image and colors.  Oh the gelli plate piece I used bubble wrap to give that circle pattern.. it also reminded me of the baseball by his foot.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #197 - anything goes
Make my Monday #68 - things with wings
A bit more time to craft #65 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #115 - bakers twine
AAA #112 - favorite tech. (using my cloud temp. I created out of x-ray film, creating background design using Gelli plate)
(Pin)spirational #213 - anything goes
Everybody art #423 - die
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #375 - anything goes
As you like it - favorite color medium and why (copics. so many colors and blending possibilities. For the gelli plate I like acrylics as they stay wet longer and so can add different textures to create great backgrounds)
Moving along with the times #69 - springtime
Cute card Thursday #525 - brads
Jo's scrap shack #229 - anything goes

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

To my wonderful friend - Aud Sentiments #201

Thursday April 12-23, 2018
 
Welcome back for another two week challenge at Aud Sentiments #201
Our theme for these two weeks is
 HAPPY BIRTHDAY  & SENTIMENT
 

 
Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter
 
I am using the fun image called Birthday present.. I used Simon Says wonky die to cut the image out. I colored the image with Copics and went over the balloon, ribbon, shoes with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I added some Liquid pears to the buttons on her dress and socks. The sentiment is from Simon Says and heat embossed. I added a little white gel pen to a few areas.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #197 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #65 - anything goes
Crazy 4 challenge #429 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - embossing (all sentiments heat embossed)
Addicted to stamps #163 - balloons/banners/presents
(Pin)spirational #213 - anything goes
Everybody art #423 - die
Paper craft #009 - BINGO (embossing/text/no designer paper)
City crafters #407 - happy birthday
Crafty sentiments - for girls only
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #375 - anything goes
Crafty creations #364 - anything goes

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Friends forever - Inspiration Destination #148

Wednesday April 11, 2018
 
Welcome back to another fun challenge at Inspiration Destination #148
Our theme these two weeks is 
 ANYTHING GOES + USE REAL STAMPS
 
 
So my card.. it made me cry.. Have you ever had a best friend who has passed away? Well my best friend who I had known for over 35 years passed away 10 yrs. ago and she's been so strongly on my mind.. She was also a crafter and it was so much fun seeing her free style of paper crafting.. So when I stamped the dogs I am the one behind and she is the one leaving the scene.. that's why one part of her is white.. I tried to keep the scene simple. I used my cloud template and ground template with Ranger inks to create the background. I then used copics and colored the kraft card stock. The postage piece was given to me by Monika at Creative with Monika.. I think it's by My favorite things. The stamp set is from Simon says. 

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #197 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #65 - anything goes
Crazy 4 challenge #429 - anything goes
Pile it on #141 - think small
AAA #112 - favorite tech. (using my templates for sky and ground cutting them out of x-ray film)
Crafting from the heart #201 - anything goes
The crazy challenge #272 - spring
(Pin)spirational #213 - anything goes
Everybody art #423 - die
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky #389 - cute critters

You're some bunny special - Sunny Day Crafting #15

Wednesday April 11, 2018
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at Sunny Day Crafting #15..
our theme this week is BUNNIES
 
 
Ok so I know it's after Easter but I just had too make this card. There's always next year right...
This fun stamp set is from Close to my heart.. I stamped the bunnies and then masked off the bunnies feet and then stamped the flowers a couple times across the card. I then took some Ranger ink and sponged in the grass and used Ranger ink and my cloud template for the sky. I colored the bunnies with Copics and used a white gel pen for the buttons on her dress. I used Taylored Expressions fence and added this across bottom of the card. I stamped the Tech. Tues. you're some bunny and Simon Says Happy Easter. I heat embossed this in white. 

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #197 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #65 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #228 - anything goes
QKR stampede #290 - anything goes
Crafty catz #411 - anything goes/twist color spring
Color crazy wk. 14 - anything goes/blog candy
Crazy 4 challenge #429 - anything goes
Hiding in my craftroom #339 - spring colors
Sweet stampin - embossing - (the happy Easter is embossed in white)
Cupcake inspirations #443 - bunnies
Pile it on #141 - think small
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
AAA #112 - favorite tech. (using my cloud template I created many years ago from x-ray film. )
The crazy challenge #272 - spring
(Pin)spirational #213 - anything goes
Everybody art #423 - die
Paper craft #009 - BINGO -(die cut/text/little stamps
Crafty sentiments - for girls only
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky #389 - cute critters
The sisterhood of crafters - bunny rabbits




Welcome Christmas - The Merry Christmas Challenge #15

Wednesday April 11, 2018
 
It's time for another challenge at
 The Merry Christmas challenge #15  our challenge theme is always the same
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS
 


This is my Christmas card.. Oh my wish I could of said this was an simple card to make.. well it was simple but time consuming. Lots of die cutting. I used Impression Obsession dies. It's all one set. There is a wreath and then there are the pine branches and holly. I cut what seemed like a million pine branches and then using Ranger ink I did a couple different colors so there would be variation to the wreath colors. I had a scrap of water color paper I did ..who knows when but I used it for the holly leaves. I then took half pearls and colored them with a copic marker and added them to the wreath. I added a Lil Inker tiny bow. I mounted this on the ship lap looking card stock and stamped Paper Trey ink sentiment. I do love this card and I hope it comes across on your computer with all the details that are in it.
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #197 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #65 - anything goes
QKR stampede #290 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's #380 - Christmas / opt. funny
Crazy 4 challenge #429 - anything goes
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #201 - anything goes
(Pin)spirational #213 - anything goes
Everybody art #423 - die
Word art Wednesday wk. 330-331 - anything goes

Happy mother's day - Bugaboo new release

Tuesday April 10, 2018 
 
Bugaboo has a new release image.. I think it's an OLD image that is being newly added to the Bugaboo store and this is the perfect time to pick it up.. Mothers day is coming..
This is MIS Kidz mom day.. Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug.
 
 This is Kidz mom day.. I colored the image with copics. I used a white gel pen to give highlights to her hair and flowers. I added this designer paper.
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #197 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #65 - anything goes
Craft rocket #47 - flowers
Cute card Thursday #524 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #397 - flowers
Jo's scrap shack #228 - anything goes
QKR stampede #290 - anything goes
Crafty catz #411 - anything goes/twist color spring
Crazy 4 challenge #429 - anything goes
Hiding in my craftroom #339 - spring colors
Inkspirational #158 - photo insp. rain
Pile it on #141 - think small
Crafting from the heart #201 - anything goes
The crazy challenge #272 - spring
Crafty sentiments - for girls only