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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Grace

 Like so many of you, this will probably be the last post of the year. One more week and I'll have three little guys under four out for Christmas Holiday,running about and keeping me on my toes.

This precious angel, colored in copics, comes from Scrapper's Delights. I used an around the page MS punch. the background is embossed using one of the Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland Collection and then chalked. 

Ribbon and embellishments from stash. Flower is homemade using mulberry paper with a paper studio punch




Wings are done with coarse glitter and some MS glitter on the halo
 

Sentiment from Hope, Faith, Love Collection and embossed upon altered nestabilities and glittered around the edge







I'm entering into Scrapper's Delights - Angelic Christmas
                          Sweet Stampin' - Something with Wings
                   Whoopsi Daisy - Sparkle and Shine
                   Divas by Design - Merry Christmas
    Dream Valley - Christmas 
          Hooked on Crafts - Christmas


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Holiday






Thursday, December 8, 2011

Joy


Well I've been working on this one for a while. I wanted to do an easel card but wanted to have a pop-up scene. I had an idea of what I wanted the end result to be but no idea how to accomplish it. Nothing like a challenge...hehe. Then, after I got her done, there was no sunlight to take a good picture to showcase the sparkle in the image. Oh well, I do really like how she turned out

The images are all Whoopsi Daisy. Done with Prismacolor pencils. I used homemade flock from a website (sorry I don't remember which one) for the snow and fur from a pom pom to make the fur on the jacket.  Random trees have pop foam and are covered in coarse glitter.





The sugar berries are from a Christmas pick from Hobby Lobby

Sentment on mirror board, cut with sizzix die and framed with Nestability 


I am entering her into
Addicted to Stamps: Christmas Card
Craft your days away: Buttons or Bows
Creative Card Crew: Tis the Season
The Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday: Lights/Candles
Dream Valley: Sparkle
Hooked on Crafts: Winter Wonderland
The Ribbon Reel: Anything Goes with a Ribbon
Paper Creations Ink: Bling it up
Scrappers Delights: Angelic Christmas /Winter
Simon Says: Christmas montage inspiration
Whoopsi Daisy: Snowflakes



Believe

This beautiful angel is from Sweet Pea stamp's Rachel Anderson collection, called Snow Fae.
Colored in Copics. The snowflakes are outlined in glitter pens and blinged up with rhinestones and crystals.
Corner flower is made from a Paper Studio punch and glittered on the edges with mother of pearl leaves added.
MS around the page punch on the frame and Cuttlebug embossing folder from the Winter Wonderland Collection



The sentiment is from Paper Studio's Faith Hope and Love collection and embossed with Zing
Snowflake, colored to match is blinged up again with rhinestones and a crystal



If you ever wondered if there could be too much glitter...the answer is no. This little lady is glittered, glitter penned and finally sprayed with glitter mist. Ahh, shine on!!

The stamp seemed to come out so lightly but overall, her soft glow comes through. :-)

I am entering her into
Creative Card Crew: Tis the Season
The Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Dream Valley: Sparkle
Hooked on Crafts: Winter Wonderland
Paper Creations Ink: Bling it Up
Scrappers Delights: Angelic Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy: Snowflake
Simon Says Stamps: Christmas montage inspiration





Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Friday, December 2, 2011

A Day to Remember

Several years ago, my husband bought me a camera for Christmas. The kind that has different lenses and filters. Well, I had no idea what to do with this camera but rather than seem unappreciative, I thought I'd give it a go. During this process, I fell in love with old barns and then old buildings. You know, the kind that have lived their lives and are falling apart. I thought of the histories that they had, the families, the memories. It always makes me appreciate those times. The times when things were simple and families didn't move across the world from each other because they couldn't. When we slowed down and saw the beauty around us.
I came across this image called Nell's Cottage from Beccy's place and you guessed it, fell in love. I wanted to do a Christmas card with it to reflect those simple times and to express what Christmas means to me; celebrating the birth of Jesus: born in a barn, full of love, history and memories. I am so happy with the way it turned out. Happy Holidays to all!




Colored with Prismacolors pencils
embellishment by Jolee
Paper by Paper Studio
Framed using Nestabilities dies
Tag is an altered Nestie
Sentiment by cloud 9- simple thought - memories
Embossing by zing

I am entering into :  Addicted to Stamps Christmas Card
                             Craft your days away Buttons or Bows
                             Creative Card Crew Monochromatic
                             Daisy Doodles Christmas
                             Digital Tuesday Go Green
                             Divas by Design Anything Goes
                             Sparkles Forum Challenge  Vintage Christmas
                             Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes
                             The Ribbon Reel Anything Goes with a Ribbon
                            Sweet Stampin'  Punches and Dies

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shout outs of love

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I know I did. I have so much to be thankful for. Just one of those things is the amazing artists who allow me to express myself through this new craft.
As I say in my profile, I cannot draw. At all. So, I rely totally on others. Some super great people out there who share there talents with freebies. Thank you all so much!!
There are some great deals out there too.  One such deal I came across is so fantastic, I thought I'd share it with you. Just in case you haven't found it already.
Whoopsi Daisy has a buy one sheet get one free. These designs are so too cute and this allowed me to purchase several sheets.  Oh my!  Each sheet has four designs on it.
Sale only lasts a couple more days so go and fill up.


Another new find was this site, Saturated Canary.  This girl has talent to spare and will be offering a sale on Monday with some new releases.
Even if you don't need anything, go check her out.


Blessings to you all and have a fabulous day.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Let It Snow

When I saw this freebie offered at Scrappers Delights with their current challenge, I knew I had to create something with her. 



She is colored with Copic, placed on a texteured mirror board punched with a nestie. 

The background is randomly stamped with a snowflake stamp by stampablilties and then covered with two colors of zing. I left the overspray on and rubbed off some areas to give it a less than perfect flake. I loved the effect. Hope you do too. 

The  corner snowflake is from a pack. I think it's paperstudio.

The sentiment is Inkadinkadoo and once again, used the zing, mirror board and nesties.

The edges are cut with a corner punch and then I had to go back with a pair of scrapbooking scissors because it seemed off. The center is a paperstudio punch. 


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                            Besides Scrappers Delights xmas, I have also entered her into
                                         Daisy Doodles: Anything goes with a Digi
                                         Whoopsi Daisy: Colours of Winter
                                          Anything Goes: Glitter and Glam
                                         Digital Tuesday Sparkle and Shine
                                         Paper Creations Ink Christmas
                                        The Crazy Challenge Stars and/or Snowflakes  

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

autumns harvest

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Shelly's images supplied this beautiful digi. Colored with copics and chalked the background.

Most papers are from the Natural matstock collection and I added a copper colored mirror board embossed with woodgrain.
This card, my third (hehe), was super fun as I tried to do some new things. Not that that was hard since I'm still a newbie and I'm still figuring it all out anyway. Regardless, had a blast with this one.

I'm entering this one into DigiDarls's Fall Fun Challenge.



The top flower is paper studio spare parts and sprayed with some glimmer mist, secured with a pearl brad that I colored to match.
The bottom flower is homemade and the leaves are from some pack that I've laying around.