Jan 25, 2016

Sweet Valentine Cutie

Hi All, So glad you're here.

Today we begin our first challenge of 2016. The challenge this month over at Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog  is "Valentines". 
(Talk about too easy)

I hope that if you are visiting my blog, that you will take the time to hop over to Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog, and check it out.  We would love to have you join us.

This adorable little girl is called "Beary Big Hugs".  She was last released by Belles 'n Whistles.  She has been a favorite of mine ever since she was first released. (I have even used her as my signature.) I just LOVE her to pieces.  She is just such a little cutie, I can't help myself.

Yes...Yes...Yes, she is a little doll.  I've just realized as I'm posting this, that she is colored almost exactly the way my signature image is...haha.
I think I could color her several times over and never get tired of her.
I've used Copics of course, and my papers are all made by The Paper Studio.  (Hobby Lobby had a great sale on their papers, what can I say) *wink*

I love the burlap heart shape that I've used, even if it's being covered with my Roses, but the little feather boa type of thing sticking out behind it... OH MY... I love how that turned out.  I think it was just what this Sweet Valentine card needed.

Challenges that I'd like to enter: 

Jan 22, 2016

It's Snowing over on The Digi Bells Blog... EB Digi Release Jan 2016

Happy Friday!!!
I'm so excited about the Digi Bell's Blog Hop today.
We have 2 VERY adorable Digi's to share.

If you are here for the blog hop, hopefully you've arrived from our Sensational Sebrina's Blog

If you haven't and you would like to join us on our quick little blog hop, then why not hop on over to The Digi Bells Blog and start the hop off from there.  We wouldn't want you to miss anything.

Because we have 2 very adorable Digi's, I have created two separate cards.
I think they BOTH needed to have their moment in the Spotlight.  Don't you think so?

First we have "Meadow Magic"

I've used my Copics for coloring this little doll. And what fabby papers I found in Hobby Lobby.
These papers are from My Minds Eye, (Blue Texture) and The Paper Studio (Country Snowmen)
My Snowflake accents are from my Snowy Border Memory Box Dies.  and last but not least, the Sentiment is one from the Digi set that you could also be winning.

Next we have "Peek-a-Boo Snowbaby"

 Also colored with Copics, I've kept this card pretty simple, adding some feathery accents.  Lesson Learned.  WHAT A MESS this made.  I had to get the vaccuum out, I had tiny feather pieces floating in the air all around me.  Craft Trim??? HAAA, yes maybe, but DO NOT CUT IT.
However, I DO love the soft fluffy look it's given my snowy creation.
Sticking with my Memory Box Dies, I've added the same snowflake border to this card.  And have used yet another sentiment from the Digi Sentiments that you could win.

These digi's were so much fun to color, and play with.  With the big Snowfall that is expected here on the East Coast over the next few days, maybe even living in the south I might get to see a little bit of snow.  

Make sure you leave a comment below, before hopping on out of here and heading over to our Amazing GDT Anet's Blog.

Challenges I've decided to Enter:

Jan 14, 2016

All you need is Love..... LOL

Greetings everyone, and a Happy New Year!!!  
Wow, I can't believe that the month of January is already half over.  
The card I have to share today, is a simple Valentine card, featuring Elisabeth Bells, Heart Pillow, which is an accessory to her Valentine Angels.  
Of course you can find this in Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection. 
 I thought having just this gorgeous heart pillow as the focal point on the card would be fun. 
 I was right, I had fun making this card.

I've used Copics for my coloring, Sticking with the Red/Pinks.  My flowers are punched using McGill's Retro Flower punches.
I know it's hard to see, but the red hearts on the pillow have a touch of red stickles.  Definitely a little beauty, and much nicer to look at in person.

Valentines Day is coming!!!  What fun creations will you be making?

F.Y.I.  The Digi Bells Blog Hop will be back this month.
We hope that you will join us next week on the 22nd.
Our DT and new GDT have some adorable creations to share with you.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today.  I hope you've been inspired.

Challenges I've Entered:

Dec 25, 2015

Little "Gifts"

Hi all, and Merry Christmas!!!
I just had to make a little gift card tag/holder for this months challenge over at Elisabeth Bells World.  The challenge this month is "Winter Wonderland".  

I hope that if you are visiting my blog, that you will take the time to hop over to Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog, and check it out.  We would love to have you join us.

This adorable little winter babe is called "GIFTS".  She was once last released by Elphine House Australia.  She actually has a little puppy with her, but I couldn't include the puppy on my tag, it would have been too big. =)  She is truly a little doll, isn't she?

 On the back side of this gift tag is a little gift card holder that is attached.  It was perfect for the gift card that I am giving to my son's girlfriend.  The gift card just slides into the little sleeve on the back, and I have hung this tag on the tree.  She will never expect this one.  LOL

I've colored this cutie using Copic markers, and added a few random things to get that wintery feel.  Torn paper is my snow drifts, with a bit of silver glitter added.  I love the way this has turned out.  =)

I am entering this tag into these challenges:

Nov 25, 2015

Who wants a Snowball Fight?

Hi all, I just couldn't resist this adorable little sweetie.  I had to use her for this months challenge over at Elisabeth Bells World.  The challenge this month is "Button Up".  I hope that if you are visiting my blog, that you will take the time to hop over to Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog, and check it out.  We would love to have you join us.

This adorable little Snow Baby is called "Snowball Fight".  She was once upon a time released by Belles 'n Whistles, and is part of the Snow babies collection.  She is truly a little doll, isn't she?

I've used Copic markers to color this feisty little doll, and the papers I've chosen were taken from some scraps from some of last years winter creations.  It's always fun to dig through my scrap drawers.  I created my own sentiment, and I know it doesn't show up too well, but the snowflake in the center is raised a bit from being pierced.  (I did this with my Silhouette)

Here is a view of the inside of my card.  Pretty simple, but I couldn't help but to add yet another winter themed snowman sentiment that I created, to the inside.

I've decided to enter these challenges:

Oct 25, 2015

A Witches Shoe, and a Witches Brew....

Happy Sunday....  I'm going to try and keep my post short and sweet, because I have several pictures to show...  I have used one of the most adorable little witches for my "Witches Boot" project.  This sweetie is called "Sebrina the Little Witch" by artist Elisabeth Bell, and you can find her at Whimsy Stamps, under the "Little Cottage Cuties" section.  Isn't she just adorable?

Our challenge this month for Elisabeth Bells World is to create anything that is NOT a card.  I have to say, I thought and thought about what I wanted to do.  Then the idea came to mind that a little witches boot might be fun.  I had never done one before.  So I'd say, not to shabby for a first attempt.

I bought this fab paper from Hobby Lobby, 
it's by Authentique and it's called "Spellbound-Spiderweb"
(couldn't have found a more perfect paper)
The inside contrasting papers were really just some scraps from my scrap stash.

My flowers were from paper punches, and the leaves and little tiny acorns were cut using a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I added some raffia to the mix to really give it a "fall" feeling. Then just inside the top, behind the candy, I tucked (and glued) a mini feathery boa of sorts.  It's hard to see, but you can at least see it in the last picture...

The darling stamp, as well as the leaves were colored using Copic Markers
Colors are listed below.

Challenges I am entering:

Copics Used:
Skin - E00, and Prisma Colored Pencil - Burnt Ochre
Hair - R02, E07, E09
Clothing - W00, W1, W3, BV23, BV25, YR04, R05, R08. YG11, YG13
Broom - E29, E33, Y32
Leaves for the Flowers - E25, E31, E55, G99, YG67, YG17, YG03, R59, R35, R27, YR04, R05, R08

Oct 23, 2015

Its Blog Hop Time... Featuring Elisabeth Bell's "Cami in Fall"

Can it be Blog Hop Friday again already?  Where is the time going?  Fall has arrived, and before you know it we will be having "Turkey", and then setting up Christmas trees.  I just don't know if I like how fast the time is passing me by.

Welcome to this months Digi Bells Blog Hop, featuring "Cami in Fall".  My oh my, she's a cutie.... You can get her by going to Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection. (OR ---- You can win her by hopping along and leaving comments along the way) 

You should have arrived here from the very talented Linda Levoirs blog.  If not, then please make sure you hop on over to the Digi Bells Blog, and get this little blog hop started off right.  =)  Believe me, you won't want to miss a single one of the creations we are sharing today.

I really wanted to create something other than a card with this darling little girl.  This one really called out to me, "Let's make an Autumn Wreath".... Sooooo, that's just what I did.  

First I went digging into all of my papers, to see what festive fall colors I could find.  Wouldn't you know there were only a couple that were double sided... Now I had a dilemma...  I knew the back sides of the papers were going to show, with the rolled paper idea that I had....  Well my collection of Stampin' Up ink pads really got a work out this month....  Yep, that's right, I inked the backs of each paper....  Once that was done, I started rolling my papers into a cone shape.  Dabbed on a touch of hot glue, just to quickly hold it in place, and then the real fun began.  After I arranged the papers the way that I wanted them, I added some gold colored wired ribbon, and then some Raffia.  Ahhhhh, yes... it was coming together nicely.  I couldn't wait to add the best part.  The darling "Cami in Fall"

Here she is close up!

To be honest, I am just IN LOVE with this wreath.  Of course it now hangs in the porch, on my kitchen door.  It is soooo adorable.  Will I really have to put it away, when Fall is over?

As you can see I have added a "naked" tree.  But I've also included just a few leaves there.  Can you tell that I have put leaves from the image there? Yes, my little bit of OCD makes me have to have the leaves matching what's in the image.  (By the way, I know my tree is a little crooked, I did that purposely, for a couple of reasons...but who cares about that)

The papers used for this wreath are mostly pieces from a couple of different "Basic Gray" paper pads, some from DCWV, and one or two from Stampin' Up... the rest, I have no idea... LOL

The Sentiment was computer generated and then cut out in the size that I needed.

The Stampin' Up Ink Pads that I used for inking the backs of the papers are:
(for each color, I used 2 shades)
Rose Red  -  Ruby Red
Garden Green  -  Handsome Hunter
Summer Sun  -  More Mustard
Pumpkin Pie  -  Only Orange

For coloring my image, I used Copics only, for the image, 
but used a few Prisma Colored Pencils for my background coloring

{Skin}E00, E13, R43
{Hair}E50, E53, Y21, YR23, Y26

{Clothing}YR04, YR15, Y17, YR14, R27, R35, R59, YG03, YG17, E25, E27, E31, E37
{Leaves and Grass}R05, R08, R35, R59, YR04, Y17, BG06, G99, YG67, YG03, E33

{Background - Prisma Colored Pencils}
902 - Ultra Marine,  903 - True Blue,  921 - Pale Vermilion,  938 - White,  1003 - Spanish Orange

I hope you enjoyed the wreath.  Thanks so much for hopping along...  The next stop is our Sweet Linda K's Blog.  I just know you will fall in love with what she's made.  Before you go, don't forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win this sweet little Cami for yourself.

The Challenges that I'd like to enter are: