Jul 28, 2014

A little bit "Vintage"


Happy Monday crafting friends....  

I thought I'd share a creation here today just for fun....  

I really fell in love with the fabulous Digi image from The Paper Shelter, and just couldn't resist making this card for my step mother who sews all sorts of things, as well as quilting.  This is just the PERFECT card for her.

Needless to say, She absolutely LOVED it!  I hope you will too.


The papers I've used are from both DCWV, and Stampin' Up.  I love the blue/yellow color combination.  It's not a color mix that I use often enough.  I've used Copic markers and Prisma Colored Pencils for coloring this fabulous "retro" image.  And what fun it was to color, too!!!
I created my own "Spool of thread" embellishment out of a simple piece of cardboard, wrapped in needlepoint type of thread, and a few straight pins.  The flowers were punched from my EKSuccess Retro flower punches, and the rest is just odds and ends I found in my stash.


Challenges I've entered:

That's all from me today..
Thanks for stopping by!


Jul 25, 2014

A Happy Summer For The Boys



Happy Friday everyone!  Did you all enjoy The Digi Bells Blog hop this week???  Our winners will be announced tomorrow.  =)

For Today's post, I'm sharing "For The Boy's" Creation that I made for this months Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge.  The theme is couldn't be easier.  I hope to see lots playing along.  It's always easy to make a frilly girl card, but how about for those boys in your life?

I've used a Digital image from Elisabeth Bell's line at Flower Soft USA, this one is called "Sailing"




I've used quite a mixture of coloring mediums for this one... This time only a few Copics were used, and the rest were Prisma Colored Pencils.  (colors are listed below)

My banner is from La La Land Crafts, and my flowers are punched using my EKSuccess Medium Retro Flower.

Challenges I've decided to enter:



Colors used:
{Skin} Copic E00   -   Prisma 943-Burnt Ochre
{Hair} Copic YR0000, Y21  -   Prisma 943-Burnt Ochre

{Clothing} Copic B41, G94, YG03, Y17, YR04, R05  -  Prisma 901-Indigo Blue
{Water/Background} Prisma Colored Pencils only....  1094-Sandbar Brown, 1020- Celadon Green, 1024-Blue Slate, 1060- Cool Gray 20%


Jul 18, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's July 2014 Digi Release and Blog Hop



Welcome to this months fabulous Digi release, featuring Elisabeth Bell's FABULOUS "Gold Fishing"  Talk about ADORABLE!!!  Some of you may recognize this one, it was once released by SCACD... However, I didn't recognize this one, I had never seen it... So I felt like I had a brand new surprise!  =)

You should have arrived from Carla's Blog, but if not, why not head on over to the Digi Bells Blog, and join us for the blog hop today.



I've colored my image using both Copic Markers, and Prisma Colored Pencils... (I've listed the colors below)

The papers I used are from my stash, I have had the fish hook paper forever it seems, I have no idea where it came from.  My ticket sentiment is from Tim Holtz, and the ribbon flower is something I made, it seemed like it suited this fun and festive card quite well.

The next stop along the way is Karen's Blog - But before you leave make sure to leave a comment here for a chance to win this sweet Digi.  Winners will be announced on the Digi Bells Blog on Saturday, July 26th.

Challenges I've Entered:



Copic and Prisma Colors Used:
Skin & Hair: E00, E27, E29, E33, YR000, 943-Burnt Ochre
Clothing: R29, R35, R59, B0000, B12, B26, B41, B45, YR04, Y17, R05, 1101-Denim Blue, 901-Indigo Blue.
Stool & Fish: E33, G0000, G94, YR04, B0000, B24
Cat: (Prisma Colored Pencils) Warm Gray shades #1054-50%, and #1056-70%




Jul 15, 2014

It's Play Time with Flowers, and a little Prize...




Hello again... Wow imagine that, 2 posts for me already this week.... AND... I have another one ready for Friday's Blog Hop!  I hope you'll join The Digi Bells for the blog hop on Friday.
Elisabeth Bell's Digi release for July is absolutely adorable, you won't want to miss it.

Today I'm sharing my creation for the Elphine House Australia Challenge this month.
The challenge theme is called "Punched and Homemade" meaning we are to create handmade flowers, from punches etc. and not use any at all from a store.

So this is what I've made, using Elphine House Australia's - "Carrie Princess Three Wheeling"



I've colored this little princess on her trike, with Copic's mostly, with the addition of 3 Prisma Colored Pencils.  (Colors are listed below if interested).

My flowers are punched from basic white cardstock.  My center flower was punched from an EKSuccess Retro Flower Punch.  For the smaller side flowers, I've used EKSuccess Gardinia punch.  My tutorial can be found here. 

Below is another angle of the flowers.

* I have a little surprise for you today ......

I am giving away this adorable little guy to someone!!!





Here is how it works....

Be sure to join the Elphine House challenge USING an Elisabeth Bell Stamp...
then leave me a comment here, letting me know you've joined and linked your creation on the challenge blog. 
I will let Random.org draw a winner and it will be announced at the start of the next Elphine House Challenge.   I will ship anywhere, so why not give it a try?... you never know, you might win the challenge prize, as well as this one...  Now wouldn't that be lucky?



Challenges I've decided to enter:


That is all from me for today....  Thanks so much for stopping by


Copic and Prisma Colors Used:
Skin and Hair:  E00, YR0000, Y21.. and Prisma Color 943-Burnt Ochre
Clothing:  BG0000, BG11, BG15, BG32...and Prisma Color 992-Light Aqua
E31, E41, E55... and Prisma Color 941-Light Umber

Tricycle: R29, R35, R59, C1, C5, C7, C9

Jul 14, 2014

A Little Kiss for my friend....


Hello there, and Happy Monday!  I know, NO ONE likes a Monday, Do they??  LOL
I've got a cute little tag to share with you all today. 
But before I get to sharing that, I just wanted to send out a quick reminder for all my fellow Elisabeth Bell Fans...
THIS WEEK, is the final week to get your entries in for The Digi Bells Guest DT Call!
We already have some pretty amazing entries, why not stop by and take a peek?
So if you think you'd like to join our team for the next 3 months, make sure to get your creation linked up before Friday.

Speaking of FRIDAY!!!!!

Friday, July 18th, The Digi Bell's are having another Blog Hop...
I PROMISE YOU ARE NOT GOING TO WANT TO MISS IT!

Anyway..... Back to my tag!
What could possibly be cuter for a little girls gift package than "Pati's Kisses"?
I kept it pretty simple, using only 2 designer papers, a scrap of cardboard, a fun little ticket from my Tim Holtz ticket packet, a scrap of lace, and a few cute little paper rosebuds.

I've colored this VERY SWEET little Doll with Copics, in one of my absolute FAVORITE Color Combinations. She really is a doll, isn't she?

You can find "Pati's Kisses" in Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection, as well as MANY more of her Digital darlings.
 
I am entering this into this weeks Challenge over at The Paper Shelter - #166, Birthday Card with Sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by:


Jun 27, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's June Digi Release and Blog Hop



Welcome to this months fabulous Digi release, featuring Elisabeth Bell's FABULOUS "Belle on the Carousel"  Isn't she just a sweetie???  Some of you may recognize her, as she was once released by Belles 'n Whistles... So lucky me, I also have this darling digi in rubber.  *big smiles*

You should have arrived from Carla's Blog, but if not, why not head on over to the Digi Bells Blog, and join us for the blog hop today.


I've colored my image using both Copic Markers, as well as a few Prisma Colored Pencils... (the story of my life, right?)  I can't help myself, they compliment each other so well, I think. (I've listed the colors below)

The papers I used are from Maja Designs - Vintage Frost Basics.  My ticket sentiment is from Tim Holtz, and the flowers are from my stash drawer.

The next stop along the way is Alethea's Blog - But before you leave make sure to leave a comment here for a chance to win this sweet Digi.  Winners will be announced on the Digi Bells Blog on Saturday, July 5th.

Challenges I've Entered:


Copic Markers and Prisma Colored Pencils used:
Hair and Skin: E00, Y21, YR0000, E55, 943-Burnt Ochre.
Clothing: B0000, 1101-Denim Blue, 917-Sunburst Yellow.
Horse: W00, W1, 1072-French Gray 50%, 1058-Warm Gray 90%,
1024- Blue Slate, 1029-Mahogany Red, 917-Sunburst Yellow.




Jun 26, 2014

Breezy Going for Fathers Day



Happy Thursday!  I can not believe I forgot to make my post yesterday when I should have.... Time is slipping away from me WAY TO FAST....  And tomorrow The Digi Bells Blog will be hosting a Blog Hop.  So I better not forget about that post either... LOL

For Today's post, I'm sharing my Fathers Day Creation that I made for this months Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge.  The theme is SUMMER.  Such a simple challenge, I love those during these busy times of the year.

I've used a stamp that was once released by Belles 'n Whistles, this one is called "Breezy Going"....  Hopefully she will be re-released one day, it's a shame that she sits in Elisabeth Bells archives right now.


The boat in the background of the image is a digi from Magic in the air... I have had that adorable boat forever it seems, and I found a perfect use for it.  The reason behind this image combination is because my dad always had a white and blue boat that we used to use in our pond on our property while we were growing up.  He sold this property just last year, after living there for almost 50 years.  So I wanted to wish him a very special "Fathers Day" with a little something that reminded him of home.

I've used copics for coloring this image, and a couple of Prisma Colored Pencils.  (Colors are listed below)
My die cut heart banner is from La La Land Crafts, and the punched border around the card is from a Martha Stewart Punch around the page Punch set.  The sentiment is computer generated, and the rest including papers, were just odds and ends from my stash.

Challenges I've Entered:



Copic and Prisma Colors Used:
Skin: E00, Prisma 943-Burnt Ochre, 926-Carmine Red
Hair: E50, E53, YR23
Fence/Wood: E0000, E29, E33
Boat: B41, B45, C1
Bucket: C00, C3, C5

Clothing: B0000, B93, Prisma 901-Indigo Blue, 1101-Denim Blue
V0000, V12, V17, R0000, R81, R85
Grass and Flowers: YG03, YG11, YG17, YG67, BG96, E33, E0000, Prisma 1009-Dahlia Purple, 1002-Yellowed Orange
Water: Prisma 1094-Sandbar Brown, 1020-Celadon Green, 988-Marine Green