Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Oh what fun

What better way to start the Winter Season than with a Winter Fun sleigh ride.
Lisbeth sure looks like she's having tons of fun.
Copics used:
Skin:E04, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E18, 13, Y38, 35, 32
Coat: V09, 05,04,02
R39, 37, 35, 32
Sled: E15, 13, 11, 30
I've used this LDRS Creative tutorial to make my accordian

Friday, November 20, 2015

Just a Swingin'

 How cool would it be to swing along the Christmas tree?
Maybe we'll never know but Elvette sure looks like she's having a grand ole time.
Copics Used:
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, 0000, BV23
Hair: E47, 17, 35, 30
Dress: B29, 26, 24, 21
Tights: G09, 05, 03, 00, C4, 2, 1
Bulb: R39, 37, 35, 32
Branch: YG99, 95, 93, 91
Gold: Y28, 26, 32
Spica pens: Gold, Red
Stella Wink in Clear used on ornament
Make it Crafty Products Used:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sleigh Ride

My youngest is obsessed with babies.
It's truly adorable.
So, this year when he started kindergarten it was fun to discover his teacher had a wee one.
 Of course, the Christmas card for her had to represent for her little one.
I've colored the new MIC image Geeky Rascal Box Sleigh in girl tones.
Then added these perfect pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company:
Small Reindeer and Snowflakes 713
The cutest little Jingle Bell Die from Whimsy
Finishing off with LDRS Creative Christmas and Winter Sentiment
Which btw are only $2 right now as well as tons of rubber.
Copics used:
Suit: RV69, 09, 04 ,02
Fluff: C4, 2, 00
Bib: BV13,1, Y351
Box: E35, 33, 30
Reindeer: E44, 42, 40
Reigns: R39, 37, 35, 32

This month's challenge is Christmas Colors.
Pop yours in today
Make it Crafty Challenge Gallery

Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Cheer

I love the incredible Christmas images like this.
I've been a fan of Elisbeth Bell for so long and it was a pleasure to color
Gifts for Grandma from Whimsy Stamps.

Copics used:
Skin: E04, 11, 000, 00, BV23, RV10
Hair: E99,
Coat: R39, 37, 35, 32
Dress: G29, 17, 14,
Boots: N7, 5, 3
Sled: E59, 55, 53, 51, 50
Snow: stippled with C3, 2, 1, 0
Gift: B18,16,14,12
Bell, Ribbon, Star: Y28, 26, 32 with Stella Wink

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I Moose You

Hello, it's me.....
Today, I am bringing you a gorgeous scene from DoveArt Studios.
Colored in Copics:
Moose: E59, 39, 35, 33, 53
Trees: E49, 44, 41
Grass: YG99, 97, 95, 93, 91,YR24,Y28, 26
Sky is gently airbrushed with B41

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Winter Cuppa Awesome

Happy Day!!!
I'm so honored and beyond excited to share that I've been asked to join the team at
Little Darlings 
Seriously! Wow!
I truly, truly have been so blessed to be surrounded by the incredible people
who have guided me throughout my journey.
So, get ready for a new experience from me from LDRS Creative.
My first post is of this adorable image
called "Winter Cuppa"

Copics used:
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, 0000, BV23, RV10
Hair: N7, 5, 3, 1
Coat: R39, 37, 35, 32
Fur: C4,2, 0
Bear: E35, 33, 31, 30 W4, 1
Cocoa set: G09,05,03,00, Gold Spica

Dies used:
Lovely View

Big Hugs,

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Curvaceous Christmas

We've put the steam in your Christmas Cocoa this year with Make it Crafty's
Curvaceous Fairies
Perfect for your honey's card...
AND this month's challenge...
Christmas Colors

I've used Stardust
(and in case you missed my IS blooper, lol, she is in her entirety

Skin: E04, 11,00, 000, 0000, BV23, RV10
Hair: E15, 99, YR24,23
Dress: R39, 37, 35, 32
Wings: E03, 00, 000
Stocking: N3 over skin tone

Distressed and Frantage on the background then adding "joy" from
Mic Doodle Giggle Word Chipboard

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Holiday Spirit

Hello all, it's been just over a year since I began with Southern Ridge Trading Company.
One thing that remains the same whether coloring, chipboard or anything in life;
  I like different.
Don't get me wrong, I learn loads from others but I like doing it my way.
With chipboard, there are endless ways to decorate the pieces.
I never stop looking for something new to do with them
 last year, I did a video tutorial using glitter making ornaments.
This year, I wanted to revisit that and try a new technique; Foil Art.
I took lots of pic, sorry no video lol. that was nerve wracking and I stuttered and stumbled.

I used 3D ornaments with my foil art opal to start with.


I cut my sheet just large enough to cover


The directions of the foil art glue say to apply and let dry; up to 2 hours. After doing this, I lay the pieces together and pressed it down.


Using my heat gun, I carefully heated to foil to help it adhere.

(I later found out the my flat iron works too)


Seriously gorgeous.


Moving on to the bottom portion; I wanted to try some flock.
Keeping my ornament on the delicate side, I choose I pink, glittered version by Paper Studio
 After applying glue and covering; gently burnish by rubbing with your finger to smooth it around and into all the areas.
One of my very favorite tools is this versamark pen. It's perfect for all the little areas I like to get into.
 It's so easy to apply the versamark just where I need it.
Like right here, on the ornaments top.

I use Zing embossing powder. I've chosen Gold Metallic
After heat setting this is my finished bottom
 Totally Loved it so much, I went back and got another foil color.

 Here's my finished products from different view. Metallic is a tough one to photograph.

These are perfect to add to a card for embellishments, Baby's first ornament tag, cover both sides and hang from YOUR tree and so much more.
I hope you enjoyed my little play and try it yourself. Let me know how you go with it. I am always welcome to ideas.