Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dance to Your Own Tune

Here is another wonderful digital image called Tunes from Saturated Canary's New Year's 2015 Special Bundle

I colored him with Copics and used some digital papers from Grepic (Etsy) with a burlap look.  I punched some banner flags in coordinating papers and popped them up on dimensionals.
Here's a close up ...

Copics Used:
  Skin:  E11,21,00,000
  Hair:  E18,15,11,YR23,21
  Shirt:  C3,1,00  Headphones:  C9,7,5,3,1
  Jeans:  B97,95,93,91
  Tie:  Y32,21,R46

I think this guy is the cutest ... Can't decide if I want to do a birthday card or a "just cuz" card, so leaving the sentiment off for now.  Hope you like it.
Have a wonderful day!

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Gorgeous new Saturated Canary image just released called Daydreams, and can be found in the New Year's 2015 Special Bundle.

I colored her with Copics and used Stampin Up's Pretty in Pink and Rose Red cardstock.  The papers are digital, not sure at the moment who from.  Dies are from La La Land (heart corner) and spellbinders (label, I cut the one end off to simulate a bell pull).  Sentiment is computer generated.
Here's a close up of the image ... Isn't she beautiful?
Copics Used:
  Skin:  E04,11,21,00,000,R20
  Hair:  E18,15,11,YR23,21
  Dress:  R85,83,81
Thanks for popping in ... hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Happy New Year

Today's challenge over at The Outlawz' Saturday Paper ala Mode is to create something new ... New baby ... New home ... Or new year.  The sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies.

I chose the Vintage Boa image from A Day For Daisies ... Doesn't she look like she's ready for a night on the town?
I colored her with Copics and then added some pretty in pink ink around the edge before I removed the circle die.  Cardstock is black and Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up. The designer paper is actually digital papers from Bearly Mine Designs' Christmas Ice and Black and White Essentials.  I printed the pink first, then put back in to overlay the black flourishes.  I added some clear glitter gel pen to the black flourishes when card was done to give some added sparkle - same done to the pink of her dress.

Here's a close up of this timeless beauty.  I barely flicked the C1 and C00 for the outside edges of her fur and then went in with the colorless blender to lift off even more to make it look a bit fluffy.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas, Dear Alyce

Welcome to Heaven Sent For You ... aka Collette's Blog ...

If you're looking for the Merry Christmas, Alyce Blog Hop, you're on the right track.  You should have come from
If you happened to jump into the blog hop in the middle, please feel free to head to the beginning,                                       Mari's Blog

This is a card I made for the wonderfully talented and sweet Alyce ... Dear Alyce, you won't be getting it before Christmas, but in the meantime, you can peek at this ...

Alyce, you've been such an inspiration, not only for your coloring instructions, but also for being the warm-hearted, generous, compassionate person that you are.  In the seemingly short time I've been here, I think of you as a very dear friend. 

You've truly made the Kit and Clowder Facebook page a place I look forward to visiting every day.  Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday - may Santa be very, very good to you, because you certainly deserve it!

Here's a close up of the cute image from Mo's Digital Pencil

Now ... to continue on the Merry Christmas, Alyce Blog Hop, please click on

Hope everyone else has just as wonderful of a holiday! 
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Pops and Winkie

This is my last official Christmas/Holiday card for the year 2014 ... and it's for my wonderful Father in Law.

The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called Lhasa Apso With Santa Hat ...

FIL has a Chin-Poo (Chinese something or other mixed with Poodle) ... but it looks exactly like this image ...

I used some wonderful techniques learned from Alyce of Kit and Clowder to color the fur ...

Papers are from Bearly Mine Design -

HURRY over - ALL the digital paper packs are on sale for 50% until the end of the year when Donna will be closing shop due to the European VAT laws that are going in place. 

Some GORGEOUS paper packs, you won't leave without buying a set ... or two ... or three ...
Anyway, it's Christmas Eve, so wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season, spent with family and friends.  And please 'remember the reason for the season' ... Do something nice for someone you come across, or who is already in your lives and needs a boost of some sort or another ...

Best Wishes ...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Outlawz Paper ala Mode Challenge: Blues/Greens

For this week's Paper ala Mode Challenge over at The Outlawz, the challenge was to use greens, blues and whites, with the sponsor being Scrapbook Stamp Society.

I chose to showcase Brooksie Book Nerd.

She was colored with Copics.  I added some Glossy Accents for her glasses and some clear gel pen for her ruffles to make them a bit sparkly.

Cardstock is Stampin' Up (celery/brocade blue); patterned papers are from Bearly Mine Designs' digital shop.  I think I used the Plaid, Light Christmas and Gingham sets.
Finished off with a corner heart die and a green grosgrain ribbon.

Here's a close-up ... Hope you like her ... Reading is a huge passion of mine, and I fell in love with this one.
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Crimson Seasons Greetings

Here is a stunning image from Ching-Chou Kuik ... Head over to her Etsy shop HERE to see all the stunning digital images that she has - You'll be sure to pick out a few for yourself!
As you can see, I made an easel card this time ... Love the different fold.  I need to do more out of the ordinary card styles.  I colored her with Copics.
Cardstock was from Stampin' Up (garden green and cherry cobbler).  The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs' Christmas Frolics (front) and Happy Hauntings (inside border) paper packs.
HURRY over to Bearly Mine Designs !!!
There is a 50% sale through 12/31/14
as they will be closing their doors due to the European VAT laws
going into effect 1/1/15.
I added some snowflakes and pine branches cut with my Silhouette Cameo and some dies from La La Land.  There are some green sparkly brads at the center of each of the snowflakes.
The sentiment is from an oldie but goodie Stampin' Up set, Seasons Greetings.
I put a couple of blank panels on the inside of the card for personal messages, using the green check paper from the BMD Happy Hauntings pack.
Here is a close up of the beautiful image ... Isn't she beautiful?
Copics Used:
     Skin:  E04,11,21,00,000,R20
     Hair:  E18,15,YR23,Y21
     Birds:  B06,04,02
I'm showing this over on the Ching-Chou Kuik's Monthly Challenge Blog:
     *  Use one of the Ching-Chou Kuik images & theme: Christmas/NewYear
Thanks for stopping by ... Hope you leave a comment on your thoughts!
See you next time.
Have a WONDERFUL Holiday!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lady in Red

Thanks for stopping by today for The Outlawz' Paper ala Mode challenge ....

Today, the theme was a Recipe challenge:
  • One Image
  • Two designer papers
  • Three buttons
This week, our sponsor is the fabulous Rick St. Dennis.  You can find his images in his Etsy shop or on Zibbit.

I chose the December Holly lady ... I adore his vintage ladies, especially the hat ones ... This beauty was colored with Copics.
This started off as a gatefold card, with one of the DP's on the front and a couple more on the inside (okay, I didn't stop at the two designer papers, lol).
The image was centered on the one side, and when closed, tucks underneath the sentiment panel.
 Cardstock is from Stampin Up (cobbler and garden green)
Designer paper is from Bearly Mine Designs'
 Love Struck 
Christmas Traditions
Christmas Traditions 2

I used the snowflake die from La La Land with some gold Stickles on some of the points before adding the maroon buttons with thread.  The sentiment is from Paper Trey.

Here is a close up of the image ... isn't she beautiful ... It wasn't hard at all to color this up - Rick does such a nice job on his image, it was a pleasure to play.
Hope you have a chance to go to The Outlawz and play in this challenge.
Also, remember that Bearly Mine Designs' is closing their doors after 12/31/14.
All digital paper packs are on sale for 50% off until they close.
Thanks for stopping by ...
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Chin Chou Kuik Snowman

This is an image from Chin Chou Kuik, done for the Kit and Clowder Facebook Coloring challenge.
The image was colored with Copics.
Added some Stampendous Shabby Blue embossing enamel to the sky and some multiple colored Stickles for the trees.
DP is a freebie from Bearly Mine Designs
Dies are from Silhouette Cameo, as well as an EK Success border punch.
I added some diamond Stickles to the starbursts for more sparkle.
I need to keep better track, not sure where the digital sentiment is from.
Hope you like it.
Head over to Kit and Clowder's Facebook page to find out how you can get this beautiful free image ... as well as Chin Chou Kuik's Etsy shop - she has some BEAUTIFUL images over there.
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Reason for the Season

Absolutely love the simplicity of this beautiful image from Saturated Canary, The King

I actually had a few die cuts ready, but I opted for a simple card to remind us "the reason for the season" isn't in the excess of Christmas, and sometimes we need to scale back on life and remember what is important.

I used Garden Green and Chocolate Chip cardstock from Stampin' Up, along with some digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs' Christmas Frolics set, and then distressed them with Distress Vintage Photo ink.

The image was colored with Copics, and I air brushed the image panel around the edges for a glow.  The designer paper panel was punched with a Spellbinders Label die and popped up to create a shadow feel.

The sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy's digi Jesus is the Reason Christmas Sentiments.  I finished it simply with a couple of roses in natural colors to keep the card on the muted side.

Here's a close up of the image:

I'm submitting this card for the following challenge(s):
Southern Girls Challenge - Project celebrating - what better? The reason for this season.
Creative Knockouts - Tis the Season

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends.
Thanks for popping in.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Kisses Under the Mistletoe

Found another image by Krista Smith from Funky Kits' Sugar Nellie/Simply Sassy Line called Christmas Kisses ... and shocker - had to have it!
I colored this beauty with Copics and then added some glossy accents to the candy canes and tiny berries in her hair ...
The background paper is from Bearly Mine Designs, but I'm having trouble finding which paper pack they're in ... and the snowflakes and swirls were cut with the Silhouette Cameo.  I used Navy and border blue for cardstock. 
The sentiment is from La La Lands' Digital images.

Just so you know, Bearly Mine Designs is closing shop after 12/31/14 because of European VAT tax laws that are going into effect.  Donna is offering ALL of her digital paper packs at 50% off until then ... so if you love digital papers, she's got a TON of paper packs that you can get for a near-steal!   Just click on the below and you'll see them all ...

Hope you enjoyed this one ... I love the way she turned out!

I'm entering this into the following challenge:
Milk Coffee's Non-Traditional Christmas color projects challenge

Christmas Wishes for Sweden

Okay, now that I know my swapper has received my holiday card, I can post it here.  Over at Kit and Clowder's Facebook page, many of us joined in a holiday card swap.  This is what I sent Asa over in Sweden:

The image is from Meljens, colored with Copics.  I made 5 different trees and colored each layer.  Putting it together, I put dimensionals under each branch to make it stick out.  Once it was all layered, I used liquid pearls for the garland and glossy accents for each of the lights and ornaments.  The pink pressie was also popped up one layer.
I used papers from Bearly Mine Designs' Christmas Traditions and Christmas Frolics and distressed the edges of everything. 
The cardstock is Stampin Up's cherry cobbler. 
The dies are from the Silhouette Cameo.
The sentiment is from Paper Trey sentiment package.
Here's a side view of the image to show you the dimension a little better.
Sorry I didn't keep track of the Copics I used for this one.
Hope you enjoy!
Have a wonderful day!