Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rick St. Dennis' Zephyr McBroom

Fun freebie from Rick St. Dennis over at the Kit and Clowder Facebook site this weekend.  I immediately thought of Wicked, so here's my version of Zephyr McBroom, green-toned skin and all.
 
I colored her with Copics and used some Bearly Mine Designs digital papers from
Happy Hauntings pack.  I know the stripes are Bearly Mine, as well, but can't seem to find where they're from.
Basic Black and Pumpkin cardstock from Stampin' Up and a scaredy cat from black cardstock to finish off this one.
 
Copics used:
Skin:  E11,21,00,R20, yes: YG03
Hair:  N9,7,5,BV13
Hat: N9,7,5,3
Dress:  YR18,16,12,00    Apron:  V17,15,12,01
Socks:  YR18,16,12,YG17,03,00
Pumpkin:  E34,YR24,21,YG67,17,03
 
Hope you have a great day!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturated Canary's Snail Mail

Adorable new image from Saturated Canary (for me, it's new, anyway) ... Love, love, love those darling images!!!  This one is called Snail Mail - isn't she just darling?
I colored her with Copics and then used some of Bearly Mine's adorable designer paper from the Patchwork Party and Floral Fantasy collections and some SU Pool Party, Pink Pirouette and I think Island Indigo (not 100% sure). 



I also took some Prima flowers, spritzed them with alcohol then dragged some Copics over them to color them to match the designer paper.  A ProvoCraft flourish die was used with the Indigo cardstock for the flourish and little flowers.  Finished off with some pretty 1/2 pearls.

Copics used:
     Skin:  E04,11,21,00,000,R20                        Hair:  E35,33,Y32,21
     Apron/Boots:  E35,33,31,44,43,42,41          Dress/Bow:  RV85,83 81
     Socks & petticoat:  B45,41,000

I just love these images, they're so wonderful to color, and this patchwork designer paper was perfect ... Very happy with how this one turned out.

I'm entering her into a couple of challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Use Digital Image

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day ... Take care!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bearly Mine Designs - 20% off sale through 9/22/14

Okay, you ALL have to check out Bearly Mine Designs if you haven't already ... There's some gorgeous paper packs that are available ... I love using digital papers for cards because you only have to keep on hand (print out) what you want right then ... Just make sure you have an extra color cartridge for your printer ... I've been sans color for last couple of days, and OF COURSE, always the way when I wanted to print something out, didn't have the right tools ...

But seriously, this weekend, through 9/22/14, the Bearly Mine Design Shop is having an End of Summer sale - that's 20% off on all of their paper packets.
 
I can practically promise you, you won't leave empty handed - there's so many beautiful packs of paper, each one with lots of papers inside.
 
Head on over and check it out.  The sale ends at midnight (United Kingdom time), September 22, 2014.
 
Have a great day!

I Love You, Marti !

I recently participated in a blog hop over at Digi Stamps 4 Joy where they celebrated their 100th challenge ... and on one of the stops, I was lucky enough to win a $10 certificate to the store ... Yay me!  I never win stuff, lol.  Anyway, while I was browsing the store to pick out my images, I came across this hysterical image called Fashion Faux Pas ... I couldn't even wait for my chosen images to get emailed to me, I had to buy this one immediately!  This card is for my very Bestie, and there's a hysterical story behind it ... 'nuff said that you can figure it out by the image on the card.  I can share before she gets it because I doubt she'll make it over here before she gets the card.

Again, this is a digital image that I printed on Cryogen iridescent cardstock and colored with Copics.  Holy cow, my Cryogen, Neenah and X-Press Blend It papers arrived JUST IN TIME.  I had just printed out an adorable image onto Stampin Up's Whisper White and had one heck of a time with over saturation & mucking up the inks.  I'll use SU's WW in a pinch when I'm only laying down light layers of color, but I had forgotten about the image being on the WW, so it ended up ... well, even though she'll never make it to a card or a project, I still can't throw her away ...  I digress ... on to this card.

I layered with some SU's mustard and chocolate cardstocks and some pretty designer paper, don't ask me where I got it, I had already cut it down.  I used one of my Sizzlette dies to cut out the flourish in the corner and kept this one simple in layers because I wanted to mail it right away tomorrow.

Copics used:
  Skin:  E04,11,21,00,000
  Hair:  E37,35,31,Y32,21
  Clothing:  YG97,95,93,91; Y15,11,000; N5,3,RV95,93,91
  Bags:  E47,44,43,42,41; C3,1,00
  Smudge:  B41,0000,colorless blender

I hope you like the card.  The whole time I was making it, I was reminiscing about all the fun times I had with dearest Marti when she lived near here, and how she could get me laughing so hard I'd nearly ... well, you get the picture ... She's a wonderful person and a blast to be around and I wish she lived closer to me so I could see her all the time.  I know I should call her more often, lets see if I can rectify that.

I'm posting this card in a few challenges, as well, which include:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes, just used patterned paper
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (cool sponsor = Oozak!)
Suzi Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes - for the month starting 8/21/14

Hope you have a great day ... Would love to hear what you think of the card.
Take care,

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tiddly Inks Challenge #141

For the next two weeks over at Tiddly Inks' Challenge Blog, they're having a challenge to create any kind of project, the only stimulation is that it be a Tiddly Inks fairy image.  This is what I came up with, and I think it COULD very well be the start of making holiday cards this season.  I've been so lax over the past couple of years that I've not sent cards out - shame on me ... well, here's to starting off (or ending?) the year right!
Now, technically, this image is the Christmas Pixie - but hey, she's got wings, right?  That makes her a fairy of sorts in my book ... I colored her with Copics on Cryogen iridescent - love this paper!  Still haven't gotten a new color cartridge, so scrounged for this Stampin' Up designer paper with red in it.  I used Real Red and some old Green Galore (wanted it brighter than norm) cardstock, also from SU. 

I don't know if any of you recall, but had a major computer crash in August and lost everything.  I went to use my Silhouette to cut out these snowflakes and realized that I had to reinstall the software and reload all my previous files from silhouette.com, so that took a large part of the afternoon!  Anyway, obviously it's back up and running.

Copics used:
     Skin:  E04,11,21,00,000,R20
     Hair:  E37,29,35,31,Y23
     Wings: YG67,63,61,03
     Hat/Dress:  R39,46,27,22
     Others:  Y26,18,B41

This was really cute, and I hope you enjoyed it ... head over to Tiddly Inks to play along ...
Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Kit and Clowder Facebook Fun

Lots of fun happened this past weekend over at Kit and Clowder's Facebook page.  Lots of freebies and discounts and challenges.  I was busy with coaching my cheerleaders at back to back games on Saturday, then on Sunday I attended Cheer University all day (yes, there is such a thing, lol, and VERY helpful for coaches).  Needless to say, I didn't have the energy to come down and be creative until today. 

AND, of course, it's 11:14 at night, which is when my color cartridge decides that I wasn't going to be able to squeeze one more sheet of Bearly Mine's designer paper to match the image I picked out ... alas, I found an old stash of Stampin' Up DP that worked just fine.

This card was made for two of the Kit and Clowder challenges for their 4000 member weekend party: 
Use this color palette

Use designer paper, flowers, ribbons and/or lace
 
This digital image is from Saturated Canary, and she's called Fashion.  I love her hairstyle, and have been dying to color her up.  I sure wish my hair looked as good as this turned out!
 
 
I didn't realize how tall and skinny she was.  I'm just realizing the need to get some narrower dies or figure out everything my dearest Silhouette can do. 
This beauty was colored with Copics, and I used Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil and Navy SU cardstock and designer paper.  I punched a lattice border out in the daffodil and added some half-pearls.  I also used a flourish punched from the daffodil underneath the flowers.  Finished off with some sheer golden ribbon and a bow.  I have to show you a close up of the leggings, I love the way these came out, too - I kind of miss leggings from the 80's, lol.

Thanks for stopping in, love to hear what you think.
Hope you have a fabulous day!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kit n Clowder Party Weekend

This weekend, Alyce at Kit and Clowder is celebrating 4000+ members by throwing a virtual party.

This morning, some of the goodies provided were a couple of free digital images. 

This first one is from Polka Doodles is an adorable bear.  Sadly, one of Alyce's good friends and someone you all may know out there in the Copic coloring world ,Amanda Reed, passed unexpectedly.  This digitial image is being given away free for any donation given through the You Caring fundraiser set up by Alyce to help raise money for Amanda's family.  For more information regarding this, please click In Memory of Amanda Reed, and you will find the appropriate links.  I did not know Amanda personally, but I understand she was on several design teams including the Kit and Clowder team, Mo's Digital Pencil Too team and a few others over the years, so some of you visiting may be aware of her. 
 
Copics Used:
Bear:  E37,35,33,31, 43,42,41
Cat:  N5,3,1
Heart: R27,35,22,21
 
I colored this image with Copics and used some wonderful digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs (that's typed paper with the floral already on the page).  I love the papers Donna's designed, and I love any kind of script or typed background paper.  I used SU's garden green and melon mambo to layer the panels.  Also added were some pretty white cotton lace, a Martha Steward doily and some paper flowers I got from Paper Temptress.  See people, I'm trying to go for more embellishments - it's a slow process, and you know what they say, "slow and steady wins the race".
 
After I colored just the bear's fur, I used a scrap of terrycloth and some Copic blender solution to give the fur that texture you see, then I proceeded to color the rest.  I actually think this turned out pretty darned cute.
 
For this second card, Sugar Nellies donated this cute image of a fairy decorating a cupcake.  Click on Kit and Clowder's Facebook link again and the pinned post will tell you how you, too, can get this image.  Simply go to the Sugar Nellie's Facebook page, become a member, and you'll get the digital image, but just for this weekend.  I heard a rumor that Sugar Nellies is going to be making many of their rubber images into digital images (YAY!).  I love me some rubber, but I have to say, when it comes to stamps from the United Kingdom, I just have no patience ... I need my images now!

This little darling was also colored with Copics (you're shocked, I know).
 
Copics Used:
Skin: E04,11,21,00,000,R20
Cupcake: Y31,Yr24,21,00, RV95,93,91, R29,35,22
Hair: E35,31, Y32,11, YR31
Clothes: RV14,13,10
Wings: BG15,11,10,000, V000
 
Again, I used SU's cardstock, Eggplant and Melon Mambo to layer some more beautiful Bearly Mine Design paper - this is a purple-y diagonal plaid and light floral.
 
I added some pleated lace at the bottom of the image panel and a pretty polka dot ribbon tied in a bow to finish it off ...
 
Hope you enjoyed them ... Head over to Bearly Mine, Kit and Clowder's Facebook page, Sugar Nellies and Polka Doodles and check them out.
 
Have a great day!
Thanks again for stopping by!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Have some SUPER exciting news ...
I've been asked to join the Design Team over at
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/
 
starting with the month of October!
 
 

There's all kind of fun things, and challenges, so check out their current challenge HERE.

I've been using Bearly Mine Design digital papers for the past few years and I love, love, love the selection that Donna has created.  If she doesn't have it, you don't need it.  Check out the Bearly Mine Design store HERE.

I'm so excited to join the design team and look forward to getting to know all the wonderful ladies there already as well as the other new members.  I'm also excited to be able to see all the wonderful examples of created artwork everyone comes up with along the way.

I hope you'll check out the challenges as well as Donna's Bearly Mine Design store to see all the yummy papers she has in stock!  Look forward to seeing you along the way ...

Thanks for stopping in, and have a WONDERFUL day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cheeky Fairy Coloring Combination


Over on Facebook, in the Kit and Clowder group, they're having a coloring challenge using this beautiful Cheeky Fairy from The Greeting Farm. 

We could color her any which way we wanted, but I also combined this Cheeky gal with the Kit and Clowder's September Color challenge.  Let's see which side you think I chose, lol.

 
For all of the designer paper, I used prints from Bearly Mine Designs packets in the above colors and layered them with SU's Mambo cardstock.
 
I'm a bit tired, and cleaned up my desk, putting all the Copics away, so I'm afraid I can't tell you which colors I used, with the exception of her skin:  E13,11,21,00,000,R20.  After she was done, I added some Wink of Stella to her wings, bow and tutu for a subtle hint of sparkle.
 
I finished with a little piece of ribbon (never let anything go to waste), a fan-folded doily that I had dragged through SU's Melon ink pad and a couple of seed pearls.
 
I think she turned out pretty cute, even with the turquoise hair, lol.
Hope you enjoyed taking a peek.
 
Hope you have a great day!


Sunday, September 07, 2014

Polka Doodles Maddie

This card was made with Autumn in mind ... Specifically for the Bearly Mine Designs' September Challenge - To use autumnal colors, specifically oranges, golds, greens and browns.

This digital image from Polka Doodles is called Maddie's Hy Curl, and I thought she'd be perfect - dressed as she is, for the fall.  The image was colored with Copics, cut out with my good-ole Creative Memories cutting system.  The DP is from Bearly Mine Designs, specifically from their Fall Fancy set and a plaid print (not sure which set it's from).  I layered everything with Stampin Up cardstock: garden green, more mustard, and cajun craze.  I added some Sizzix flourish dies in the cajun and green before finishing off with some gold paper flowers (generic).

Copics I used for coloring include:
   Skin:  E13,11,21,00,000,R20
   Hair:  YR14,18,E09,29
   Hat:  E47,44,43,42,41,W9,W7
   Sweater:  YG67,17,13,11
   Pants:  YR18,09,07.04.02
   Shoes:  E39,37,35,33

I'm also entering it into the following challenges:
 Delightful Challenges - Don't be Square
(while the card IS square, I was focusing on the image)
Crafty Hazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

 I just love this new paper pack, Fall Fancy, it was a shame to cover it up, but this digital image was just too cute, I had to find her a home.

Thanks for stopping by ... Have a great day!