Sunday, August 28, 2016

Cupcake Card

Wow!  How hard is it to capture glitter and bling with a camera??

Here are a few pics of my latest card which I made with my Kitty Bee Designs digi win from Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge.

too much sun to show glitter?

close-up with better lighting

Materials List:

Kitty Bee Designs Cupcake Surprise Pup digi
Ranger Turquoise Stickles (party hat) and Xmas Red Stickles (cherry on top)
Copic markers YG03, YR07, W-3, E-31,35,37, B02, R46, RV04
Viva Decor Mother of Pearl Modellier Creme (cupcake frosting)
From Stash--some kind of micro beads that I put in a shaker--therefore no brand name-- but it's effect is like edible sugar glitter or white nonpareils (which I put on top of the modeling creme while still wet)
Sakura Glaze 844 pen for pup's nose
ZIG Wink of Stella GL Dark Pink 027 (cupcake heart)
DCWV The All About Girls Stack (glitter striped paper); Summer Dream Glitter Cardstock Matstack (green and pink)
The Paper Studio cupcake embossing folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Classic Scallop Ovals Small 5; Classic Ovals Small 5 (dies)
STAMPlorations CUTplorations celebrate word die
Prima Heavy Body Gel (to glue together those thick DCWV cardstocks)

Entering these challenges:

All Sorts Challenge #378:  Use at Least 2 Dies #48 x
Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge #155 Bling #63 x
Crafty Catz #335 Anything Goes Optional: Hats #34 x
Crafty Friends Challenge: #39 Use Lots of Glitter #5 X
Creative Corner Challenge Soooo Sweet sponsored by Sami #23 X

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #373 photo inspiration Sweet Inside #3 x

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #188 Sketch #8 x

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Vintage Baby Card

My latest make as GDT for Imagine That! Digis by Kris.  Be sure to visit the Imgaine That! Digis by Kris Creative Playground blog HERE for design team inspiration and links to current challenges, the FaceBook page, and the store.

I started with a digital composition background using

Winter Arabesque kit HERE (HERE links you to the item in the store)

Soft Florals digi paper pack HERE  (layered inside frame)

I layered on top a sentiment from Little Blessings HERE.

I printed the composition in the lower right corner on white cardstock so that I could trim, score and fold in order to make it into a card.
I also printed an extra butterfly, fussy cut, added pearls and placed on the card for dimension.

I printed 3 times on Stampin' Up Very Vanilla cardstock the outline bassinet from Little Blessings HERE.  I fussy cut parts of the bassinet, colored with Copic markers E50 Egg Shell and E31 Brick Beige, and then layered with lace and other trims, half pearls, cording bows, and an enameled letter "B" for baby.

You can see that I cut a special lace to conform to the bassinet outline which I laid over the skirt netting. I followed the ruffle with box pleated trim, softening with some E31. 

The stuffed rabbit got a good dousing of Copic E00 skin white as the marker was overfilled.  I touched up with the other two markers.  The bunny is placed in the bassinet with foam adhesive for a 3-D efffect.  

You can see on the close-up how I used the Copics to make a dotted crib sheet and striped bumper pad.

This close-up also shows off that digital frame.

Making use of my "wins" here:  I used my Craft-Dee BowZ maker on the beautiful silk ribbon to create a double bow.  I adorned it with Prima flowers and a beaded berry spray and a rolled paper flower from The Ribbon Girl.  

I finished with antique buttons from my collection.

Entering these challenges

Anything But Cute Challenge 16 Shabby Garden Mood Board
I took a stroll through the garden and as typical of the Victorian era, I brought the garden inside, decorating with flowers, a trellis background, butterflies, time-worn furniture, soft pastels, and feminine accessories. The top middle photo on the mood board inspired me the most with its romantic feel and colors.  I'm #19 x

Brown Sugar Challenge #212 Lace and Bling  new challenge and winners of previous posted on Friday I'm #17 x

Challenge Up Your Life:  #48 Baby until August 31 I'm #4 x

Classic Design Team Open Challenge August I'm #166 x

Craft-Dee BowZ Monthly Challenge:  August Always Anything Goes and include a hand-made Bow I'm #76

Top 3  Badge

Fab and Funky Challenge #316 Anything Goes I'm #136 X

Live and Love Crafts:  #50 Happy Birthday/Anniversary:  mine is birthday baby  I'm #62  random draw  x

Pearly Sparkles Challenge: #7 Happy Anything With Pearls I'm #18 new challenge and winners posted August 28 x

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #147  Ribbon, Buttons and Bows I'm #4

RRR Top 3

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #155 Bling I'm #41

Saturday, August 20, 2016


School started this week.  It reminds me of the nursery rhyme, Mary had a little lamb...its fleece was white as followed her to school one day....

This is an ATC I made for the Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group August swap entitled Add a Label..  All digi images are VLS. The lamb and clouds are from the March set.  The bottom border is called morning doodle.  I used Copics to color.  Then I added to the clouds wisps of cottom from a cotton ball.  I used a heat gun on Marvy liquid applique, which I sprinkled with glitter, to create wool on the lamb.

The lamb's body is cut twice so that I could layer it with a spring. When touched, it goes boiiiing.  I tried to post a video but couldn't upload it to blogger for some reason.

I'd like to enter this here:

ATC Around the World: #20 August Picture Challenge I'm #17
Animal Friends Challenge: August Summer  must have an animal and follow the theme. I'm #32
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Close to Nature I'm #76
Inspiration Destination: #99 Anything Goes  new challenge every Wednesday  I'm #112 x
Not Just Cards Challenge # August Always Anything Goes I'm #78
Through the Craft Room Door Week of August 16 Anything Goes  I'm #107 x

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Time for School

Hard to believe this, but school starts here next week....

For some quick notebook covers, I layered several digi papers, added a pre-colored image and a couple embellishments.

When creating cover composition, allow room for corners to be rounded.
For matching embellishment, color with a marker, ink or paint (foam star)

Materials Used:

small composition books

Scor tape
large colorful paper clips
Hero Arts flower and a gem from stash to mimic flower on girl's shoes
foam star
Copic marker
The following Imagine That! Digis by Kris sets:

Be sure to stop by the Imagine That! Digi Images by Kris BLOG for more GDT ideas and to see the current challenges HERE.

You can find the Imagine That! Digi Images by Kris products I used HERE.

Entering these challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge August I'm #125

Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes August 9-    I'm #5 x
Classic Design Team Challenge: August  I'm #73

Friday, August 5, 2016

Coloring Page

Coloring books for adults are all the rage.  Did you know we just had a National Coloring Book day?  I was able to get a few freebie coloring pages from blogs and FB pages.

The one from STAMPlorations is HERE.  If you color it, post it, and link it to their blog, you are in the running for their first Coloring Book.  Link ups are due in a couple of days.  We aren't to make anything with this page just yet.  There will be a blog hop later for that purpose.

I have an injet printer.  I use Epson Presentation paper matte with Copic markers.  The Copics do not run the ink when I print on this paper.

I used a bunch of different Copic colors so I won't list them all.  I added Wink of Stella GLDark Pink to the pink flowers.   I tried shadowing the flowers so they'd pop off the page.  I used a few colors to make the background look like old yellowed paper.

I loved the STAMPlorations blog post featuring all the DT and the different coloring products they used.

My entry is #4 HERE

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Happy Birthday to My Sister

Aren't we a couple of cuties?  I worked hard to clean up this old photo and make it into a PNG file.

I love the old botannical card combined with a mid-century photo and a very modern hash tag sentiment. (My foot is on the hashtag so you may have missed that little detail.)  I had to make sure my sister's feet were anchored to the top of the sign which put me over the hashtag.

Digital Elements:
Lunagirl Moonbeams (.com site):  73-Large flowered Monsonia (March 2015 blog freebie)
Pixel Scrappers: Happy Moment label made by Elif Sahin
My sisters photo:  (It is a personal photo-- not public domain)

Entering the following challenges:

Lunagirl Moonbeams August Challenge:  Anything Goes  entry counts TWICE for using Lunagirl image-I'm #6

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog #154 Flowers August 1-15  I'm #14 --and random winner HERE of some Kitty Bee Designs


Digitally Sweet Challenge with Lunagirl #153 Floral  --100% digital I'm #2
Mid-challenge featured HERE

Through the Craft Room Door Aug 2-8 Anything Goes  I'm #7 x
Craft Your Passion: #323 Anything Goes  I'm #64 x

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