Friday, January 4, 2019

Lucy Lou Princess on Ice

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Well 2018 sure flew by and I think 2019 won't be any different. One of my nieces has a birthday in January so, many times I do a winter-ish image for her card. This year I colored Lucy Lou Princess on Ice from Sassy Cheryl's Illustrations. Her images of boys and girls are all so cute and useful for many different occasions. This image is actually one of three in a set, all for $4! And I think they are on sale for a very short time, so you should go and grab it today! I colored this with Copic markers (G's and BV's for the clothing), cut out with my Silhouette Cameo, used some confetti snowflakes and snowflake paper, gold stick-on gems and finished! I hope you enjoy my niece's birthday card!
Have a great year!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Warm Hugs Warms Hearts

I hope this finds everyone well and looking forward to the Holidays! This is kind of a non-traditional Christmas card for me. I thought I would try some different colors, not the usual red and green stuff! This snow couple is So Stinkin' Cute! The image is called Warm Hugs Warm Hearts and was drawn by Heather Valentin. All of her images are just adorable, from whimsical, fantasy, clowns, children, a little of something for everyone! Her website is called Colour Of Love, formerly Lacy Sunshine. Please do check it out!
I continue to practice my coloring skills with my Copic markers and classes from Kit and Clowder. I think it will always be a work in progress! But if you've ever wanted to learn to color with either markers or pencils (any brands will work, because she has conversion charts, too!), you should check out the classes on Kit and Clowder.
Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and joyful New Year!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Fairy Magic

My great niece's birthday was today, so I can show you the birthday card I made her. I used a Some Odd Girl digital stamp called Fairy Magic. And, I have to admit I copied a card layout by Therese Dahl, a design team member for Some Odd Girl digis. I used Copic markers to color the image, wings and grass, and a white gel pen for the dots on the grass. I am still working on my coloring lessons from Kit and Clowder. Practice, practice, practice! Take a look at my card:
I first tried Wink of Stella for glitter on the wings, but it wasn't enough, so I went with Stickles. Hope you enjoy my card!
Have a fairy beautiful day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dreamy Fox

This month, October, the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge featured a beautiful image from MMedel Illustrations called Dreamy Fox. I decided to take a left turn on this one and make it an Arctic Fox for something different. I changed the line color to light blue, used some light blue Copic markers to shade it here and there, cut it out and used some winter landscape diecuts for the background. It really was a simple card, but I think looks great for a winter scene and just about any sentiment will work! Take a look -
Have a great day and Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Halloween Ghosts

Well Halloween is fast approaching and so I did quick and easy cards this year. I used ribbon to make a ghost, then added an orange bow for the girl cards and fringed some colorful ribbon to use as hair for the boy cards. I added googly eyes, some stickers and a diecut on Halloween paper. The ribbon for the ghosts is cut at the bottom in a "v." Take a look!

Super easy!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ms. Scarecrow With Squirrels

This month's image for the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge is from Mary at Createful Hearts Designs. The image is titled Ms. Scarecrow With Squirrels and I just love the whole little scene that comes with it! I colored it with Copic markers and popped it up on some tan paper that I sponged on brown and orange Distress Inks. A couple of other papers also matted on the same tan paper and a black/orange twine tied around with a bow finished off my card! Super-easy!!! Here's my card:
Have you ever wondered what to do with these extra cards you make for challenges, etc.? I just kept them in a bin and occasionally used one to send to friends going through different things. However, last month one of the ladies posted on the Facebook page "Copic Cardmaking and Papercrafts" that she needed cards to make a basket for a silent auction that would raise money for the local elementary school. What A Great Idea! So I sent her 39 cards, which she loved! A LOT of baskets can be made with those, and I wasn't the only one that sent her cards. Anyway, always keep your eyes open for things like this where your crafting can be used for great causes! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sohpie Hearts You

Ok, this is my second time using this image, but I just LOVE it! I feel like I could color it over and over with so many different color combinations. The image is Sophie Hearts You from Lacy Sunshine Coloring and Digital Stamps by Heather Valentin. I subscribe to Kit and Clowder's monthly coloring classes (both the markers and pencils - it's such a bargain!). Although I am unable to color every class project completely, I learn something from every class. Sometimes I even go back to an old class and review a technique to use on an image I am coloring, too. So, here is the card I made with Sophie Hearts You!
I embellished with a hummingbird from Little B (find at your local craft store), some ribbon from Paper Temptress and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Have a great day!