Friday, September 30, 2011

In The Wood

Hi All!
Today's card I made just for the fun of it. No commitments or assignments involved, just an image I wanted to use for an occasion that hasn't even come up. 
Love those kind. :-)
My only regret is that I used a thick paper to paper piece. Not a smart idea cos you can see/feel the edges. But ! I do looooove this paper pack and the pattern was just right.

My recipe:
Image: ADFD
Colors: Lyras/ Prismas
Ribbons: Sew Sweet
Brads: Basic Gray

I would like to play with:
 ADFD: Texture (ribbons, bradz, raised image and alas ~raised paperpiecing. :-/)
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Creative Belli  paper piecing
Truly Scrumptious  Clean and Simple (I tried)
Crazy Amigo Challenge - The Letter R (Raphaelite)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - It's A Girl Thing
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

*ps) for blog candy click here 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

All Ears

This is one of those few cards that you finish and am 100% happy with. :-)
The elephant was such a dream to color!
So this week's challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge is:
Furry Friends.

My Recipe:
Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Prismacolors on Kraft
Papers: K&Co
Punch: Martha Stewart
Buttons: Sew Sweet
Sentiment: TLC
Bradz: Recollection (I think)

And a reeeeealy close up!
Digistamps 4 Joy - anything goes (2nd wk)
House That Stamps Built -  animal
Inky Impressions -  punches or dies
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  anything goes
Color Throwdown - color* 

Crafty Sentiment  Banners/Bunting/Flags
Paper and Such Design -  Recipe Choose 3 items from the list below* 1st week
(Dp, bradz 2 buttons)
Critter Sketch - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations -  Punches/Dies

That's it for today.
*Remember I have blog candy for any who are interested. Click here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thinking Of You ~ Marianne Designs

Hi Guys!
Just a quickie post today to show you a card I made for Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
This is a stamp by Marianne Designs and she's kinda funky flapperish. Or something like that. Anyway I decided she needed to be in red but once the card was done I thought I'd be seeing red for some time to come....
 Then I added yellow to break up the red and oh dear what have I done.... :-/

Flourish and nestie oval: Spellbinders
ZigZag ribbon: Sew Sweet
Papers: K&Co
Colors: Prismacolors on Kraft

Have a great week!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Card Storage

Hey Guys!
Check out this cool old card/book stand I found at an antique shop in town. It was a little bent out of shape and some bobbles are missing but it spins on its base and holds my 6x6 cards perfectly.
Better still it was $15!
I just love finding deals like that!

Have a great weekend!!

Bunny Zoe Sale

Hi All!
Just to pass the word on to all you Tilda fans, Bunny Zoe is having a huge 20% off sale on all  Magnolia stamps.
You can check it out here 


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thinking Of You

Hi Guys!
I hope you're all having a good week.
Fall hasn't really started here yet, there are some leaves on the ground but its only cos of the drought. So no pretty colors I'm afraid. They're just brown and crinkly. :-)
Anyway! This week's challenge at Mo's is a photo inspiration. Here's the picture, kindly worked up by DT sistah Iulia
I had already worked my card a few weeks ago so I was very pleased that it actually fit with the picture. lol
autumn colors

My Recipe:
Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Lyras & Prismacolors
Ric Rac Ribbon and twine: Sew Sweet
Papers: K&Co
Brads : from stash

Crafting for all Seasons -  fall colors
Creative Belli -  string (2nd wk)
Freshly Brewed - Keep it simple
I Brake For Challenges - Fall
Paper Pretties -  fall
Penny's Paper-Crafty  Fall
Scrapbook Sisters -autumn colors
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - must include Kraft cardstock - Fall/Autumn
My Craft Spot -  Fall Leaves
Tuesday Throwdown - Fall
Addicted to Stamps 2W, Must use stamp  (1st week) Stitching (ends 1st Oct)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

For The Birds

Hi All!
Today's project I made for this fortnight's Catered Crop party.
One of the cool things about the current party is that we're being sponsored by one of my favorite artists: 
Tammy of A Day For Daisies.Yay!
Tammy gave me this image to work with and I have to say its pretty cute!
One person will win a $12.00 Gift coupon to spend in her store.

My Recipe:
Image: ADFD
Coloring: Lyra Rembrant Pencils
Dies: Spellbinders
Stud: Basic Gray
Papers: Basic Gray and MME

And now its your turn to.....

For those of you who are new to The Catered Crop, this is what we do:
One project a fortnight is chosen to be cased. We list all the ingredients used in that person's project and using a selection of these we make our own projects.
So this time around  Sarah from  La-De-Dah was chosen to be cased. Here's her project below:

And in red are the ingredients I used.

Colors – Vintage tones (sepias, gold, cream, muted greens)
Papers - Design Paper (K&Co), torn book page, doily, paper scraps
Stamps – flowers, leaves, sentiment
Color MediumsDistress inks, Archival ink, Crackle, Viva Gold, cream paint
Embellishmentsribbon, lace, mini-tag, button, press-studs, thread
Techniques – stamped resist technique (on bird), stitching, Grunge Rose, sewing, distress
ToolsDie cuts - bird, cage, flower
Themes –Vintage, tag, bird cage

So that's all there is to it. Just choose your ingredients and you have two weeks to play along!
I'll see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Just Monkeying Around

Hi Guys!
We went to the zoo yesterday and I just fell in love with this little baby chimp in the videos.
 Check him out, he's adorable!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cheery Thoughts Your Way

Hi Guys!
I'm here with a project for you featuring a design by Wild Rose Studio.
You know, you wouldn't think a round, flat head could be so hard to color, but let me tell you it is!
The plus side of it is that once you've finished the head you're half done!.LOL
OK, so I guess I piled on lots of stuff on this one, couldn't seem to stop. Any "texture" challenges out there???

Papers: K&Co 
Flower die: Marianne Designs
Ribbon: From stash
Buttons: Sew Sweet
Raffia lace: Bunny Zoe's
Well that's it from me!
I've got company this week so I apologize if I don't get around my usual stomping grounds.
Everyone take care and I'll see you around!

Cupcake Craftroom -- Pink and Green
Tiffany Doodles -  Stitching
Delightful Challenges -  Girly Girl
Stampin' B's -  Use 2 Border Punches

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Celebrate! ~ Mo's 100th Challenge

I was just noticing how perfectly this card goes with my blog cool is that?
OK, well enough of that, cos guess what? This week is something really fabby!
And no worries, you don't need to get your blog hopping shoes on, all you need to do is make a project with the theme Celebrations and you're in!
And why do you want to be in?
Cos of the prizes of course!! Its one of those occasions I really wish I could enter......*sigh*
Nevermind; since I can't enter you should! (and split the prize with me) lol!
Now before you run on over to check it out, finish looking at my card, ok? :-)
Won't take long, I promise!
Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Prismacolors/Lyras
Paper: DCWV
Buttons and bakers twine: Sew Sweet
Sentiments: TLC and Scrapalicious

Ruby's Rainbow - for a girl
Bearly Mine -  Button it up.
Crafty Sentiments - Spots & Stripes
Creative Craft Challenges - - Buttons & Bling
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element - #128 Celebrate The Season (Any Season)
Cards und More - -Sketch

I hope to see you around!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thanks A Loot!

Hi Everyone!
This is my first time using a Nellie Snellen stamp. Isn't he cute?
I attempted to make a rope ladder with the raffia lace, not sure if I succeeded or not, you'll just have to use your imagination. :-)

Coloring: Lyras and Prismas
Raffia Lace: Bunny Zoe's
Metallic Pearls: Bunny Zoe's
Papers: DCWV
Perfect Pearls metallic dust (on the distressed raffia)

That's it from me today!
Have a great week all!

Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Card for Man
Happileigh Scrappin - Anything about Autumn /Fall (Colours, Holidays, Leaves...etc)
Heart Song Inspirations - - Glitter and/or Chipboard  (on the raffia)
Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration* Masculine Theme

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Day

Hi Guys!
This month's challenge at Bunny Zoe's is a sketch which I turned upside down:
bunny zoe's sketch

Digi:   Bella the Baker
Ribbon: From stash
Sentiment: TLC
Sentiment Die: Spellbinders
Papers: DCWV
Colors: Prismas on Kraft

By the way, here's something cool to know:
Does this digital stamp look different to you? It is actually sold as a birthday stamp. But I needed a wedding/anniversary card so this is what I did:
I opened up my digi in and simply erased the candle on the cake as well as the sentiment.
Its the beauty of digital stamps that you're able to do this and get so many more uses out of them. :-)

Creative Inspirations Paint -- Ribbons
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug -   Punches or Dies
Craft Your Days Away  - Make your own flowers
ECP Challenges -  Yellow
One Stop Craft -Food and Drink
Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pretty Pastels
Card Makin' Mamas - - Go digi
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Stampin For The Weekend -  tickled pink
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Use a sketch
Clearly Inspired -  patterned papers
Crafty Catz - ribbons
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kitchen Knight

Hi All!
I'm back with a card today, made for this week's challenge at  Mo's DP2 which is
" Boy Attitude"
I just love this little guy!

My recipe:
Papers: DCWV
Corner Die: Sizzex
Bradz: from stash
Image: Kitchen Knight by Mo Manning
Coloring: Prismacolor pencils on Kraft cardstock

I would like to play along with:

Crazy Amigo Challenge - Sewing
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Card for Man
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet  Something Grand (grand......uh... imagination? Am I pushing it, ladies?) 
Paper Pretties - Primary Colors
Victorine Originals - Primary Colours
Card Cupids -  Card with Stitching
Corrosive Challenges - Funny or Punny
Southern Girls: Lots of Layers
C.R.A.F.T. -  Children
Craft Us Crazy - Autumn Colors and/or Favorite Embellishments 
Do You Stack Up? -  Texture (glitter paper, stitching and bradz)
Some Odd Girl -  Stitching 

Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Color Study~ Yellow and Red

OK, so I've been playing again. :-)
A few months ago I discovered a forum out there on the www, perhaps you've heard of it, called Wet Canvas. Its an awesome site where artists get together and share their expertise. Well in the forum there are some exercises you can do in color mixing.  One is a study in yellow, you can find it here
I used their suggestions for mixing colors to make up the chart above.
 Below is a color study in red .
 I used my own combinations of pencils based on what the forum explained in  color theory.
I think it opens up a whole new world in coloring, so many choices, so many results :-)

I hope some of you find this useful .
I'll be back on Thursday!

Pencils: Prismacolors

Monday, September 5, 2011

Colored Pencil Surgery

So today I feel like talking about how to get the most from our colored pencils. Although they're tons cheaper than copics, its amazing how fast you can plow through the leads. (especially prismas since they're so soft and break notoriously easy) Before you know it you have dozens of tiny of stubs that you can barely hold.
Some of these you can remedy with a handy dandy pencil extender. They'll run you back about 3-5 dollars apiece. But its well worth it to keep at least two in your stash.

The pencil just fits into the sheath like so...

But eventually the pencils get too small even for extenders.
Look at these poor little guys....awwwww

But never say die. All you need is some super glue.

Just glue your old stub onto the end of your new pencil. (make sure you leave the pencil number at the end that won't be sharpened.) You can see the cream pencil that I glued a couple of weeks ago...the tip is absolutely miniscule now but you can see how  this method ensures that absolutely none of the pencil lead is wasted. You can sharpen straight through the glued portion.

They are a little long at first but will soon wear down .
By the way, not all pencils are suitable for this. Lyras, for example, have rounded ends which can't be glued together. 
I hope this is useful to someone else. :-)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Enjoy The Moment

Hi Guys~!
THis is just a little notebook I made for my daughter. She is going to use it as a kind of "autograph book" for all her friends to write in.
I'm using an image by Wags And Whiskers called "Thinking Of You". You can buy it from Bunny Zoe's Crafts here

Most of the ribbon is from my stash but the white ribbon is from Sew Sweet.
The paper is from my stash. The border punch is Martha Stewart and the pearls are a gift from Uli. Thanks, Uli!
The notebook I bought at a local dollar store.
The image was colored with Lyra Rembrant and Prismacolor pencils. (I mainly used lyras but I needed a more opaque white for the blouse which was where the prismacolors came in. Also I used the prisma cream for highlights.)

I am using this card as my Catered Crop project, you can join in and follow the recipe here:
Here's your FTR20 recipe.
  • Colors – Soft pastels
  • Stamps and Stickers – Butterflies, flowers, sentiment
  • Color Mediums – crayolas, stamping ink,
  • Embellishments – ribbon, glitter, lace, rosettes, tag, rhinestones/gems, pearls, ribbon
  • Techniques – use your own handwriting, embossing, stitching, make a bookmarker
  • Tools –Die cuts, digital stamps
  • Themes –Shabby Chic
(I have highlighted the ingredients I utilized in red but you can use any of the ingredients you choose.)
This week we are sponsored by
One  player will win a $30.00 GIFT CERTIFicATE AT HEARTFELT CREATIONS!

I would like to enter this in:
Sundays with Crissy - -  Friendship
Do You Stack Up?  - Friendly Critters!
Meljens Designs -  No patterned paper
Crafty Creations - punch/diecut
Little Red Wagon  border punches
Paper Pretties - anything but a card
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - mostly pink (2nd wk)
Creative Card Crew -  Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Back to School
Creative Inspirations Paint -  Back to School
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

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