Friday, October 30, 2015

Cheers to You!

Just a quick share of a card I made for my sister-in-law's birthday.
I used Stampingbella's Opal the Optimist to create a fun little card for her.

I colored the image with Copics. (still a lot to learn!)  On the card base, I inked up one edge with Distress ink then added some Glass Bead Glitter Gel to give it a fun glitter effect!  I stamped the tickets and die cut them out. (sorry, I bought them used and can't remember who makes them) I also added a little Wink of Stella to the flower on her dress and the stripes on the designer paper, it didn't show up in the photo. :(
A button, twine and sequins add a little interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog! I would love to hearing from you!

God bless!

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #207 - Anything Goes
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

TMS 324 and All Dressed Up!!

Hello everyone!  I hope you are ready for a fun Tuesday Morning Sketch!
This is a fun one to add some of you favorite embellishments to!

Our Sponsor this week is All Dressed Up!  So much cuteness in one little shop!
And if you play along this week, you will have a chance to win two images of your choice!

Here is a little bit about Wendy and All Dressed Up Digital Stamps.
Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters,  in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends.  I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.
I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.

Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinators Anne Lise and Bettina along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.

We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies .The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.
We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.

So now for this week's sketch...

and a little inspiration for you....

I colored this adorable little girl from All Dressed Up's  Three Christmas Girls stamp, with Copics.
I added a little Gesso to the spot I wanted to stamp the sentiment. This made it possible to stamp the sentiment on the printed paper and not get lost in the pattern.  I used an oval instead of a rectangle for my image panel.  A few MFT die cut music notes and sequins are my choice of embellishments!  I also added a little glitter pen to the nose of the reindeer hat! 

Please stop by the other Design Team Member's blogs, they have some wonderful cards to share with you!


Now it's your turn to share your take on this week's sketch! Can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks for stopping by my little blog! God bless!! 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Smallest Thing

When I need a card in a hurry, I will turn to a sketch to help me get the card done quickly.
I neede a card for a baby shower this weekend and thanks to MFT Sketch Challenge, I was able to make my card this morning and have it ready for the baby shower this afternoon.
Here was my inspiration...

Here is my card...

The sentiment, heart die, tag stamp and die are from Verve.  The cute little vest and bow-tie are from Unity.  I colored the vest with Copics then fussy cut it and popped it up with foam tape.  The tiny bow-tie was a challenge to cut!  Some ribbon and twine for the tag and a little heart button were the finishing touches for this baby shower card to welcome my great-nephew, Lucas!

Thanks for stopping by my little blog.  I hope you will consider following.

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MFT Sketch Challenge #251  
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Wrap it up
Word Art Wednesday # 206 Anything Goes
DL Art October Linky Challenge
Unity Hip Hop Tuesday 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

TMS 323 and Di's Digis

Happy Tuesday!
I'm back with another Tuesday Morning Sketch!!
We also have a brand new sponsor!  Di's Digi Stamps!!  She has some really adorable images!  One random entry will win a $12.00 shopping voucher to Di's shop!!

So let's get to the sketch so you can get to creating!
Here is this weeks sketch from Debbie...

Here is my card using Di's Candystar Ted.

I colored this cute image with Copics then added some Wink of Stella to the fur trim on his hat and coat and to the little star.  I used some Stampendous Shaved Ice for the "snow".  I use Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles for the four panels under the image. the image was matted on red then popped up with a circle of craft foam. A few snow flake dies and some pearls accent the image panel.

The other DT members have some wonderful inspiration waiting for you, so be sure to hop by their blogs.


Now it's your turn!  Be sure to link up your card by Sunday to be in the random drawing for the $12.00 shopping voucher from Di's Digital Stamps!! 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Ragged Old Flag

Quick post to share another Veteran's Day card.

Thanks to the sketch over at Share Joy Challenge #7.
I flipped the sketch for my card.

I used Unity's Ragged Ol' Flag set for this card.  I love the quote in this set!  I used gelatos applied directly to the flag stamp, misted with water and stamped on mixed media paper.  I then stamped the quote over the flag once it was dry.  Distressed the edges and inked with Old Paper Distress ink.
This card will go to a local Veteran.
Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog!  God bless!
I would love for you to leave a comment!

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Share Joy Challenge #7
Word Art Wednesday # 205 Anything Goes
Unity Hop With Friends

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

TMS #322

Are you ready for another Tuesday Morning Sketch?
Melissa has a great sketch for us this week.  Lots of layering possibilities!
Melissa is also sponsoring our challenge this week.  Up for grabs is a $10.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!    SSS is one of my favorite places to shop and dream!!

Here is this weeks sketch...

and here's a little inspiration from me...

The flower stamp is from Unity's Let Your Dreams Bloom set.  I used my Inktense pencils and my water brush to watercolor the flowers.  The flowers and sentiment banner are popped up with foam tape.  Little wooden hearts accent the card.

Be sure to stop by the other DT blogs and leave them a little love!

Now it's your turn!  Can't wait to see what you create!
Remember to link up your card before Sunday (7/18/15) evening to be entered in the random drawing for a $10.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little blog!  God bless!!

Entered in:
DL Art October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Water color
Word Art Wednesday #204 - Anything Goes
Unity Hop with Friends 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Mojo wedding card

Thanks to for the sketch Mojo Monday!!

I was able to put this little wedding card together fairly quickly!

One of my favorite things about making hand-made cards, you can customize them to whoever they are going.  I used my cousin's wedding colors to create this little card.  The stamps are from Verve's No Matter What set. I embossed the flowers and sentiment with Versimark and some platinum EP.  The hearts were cut using Verve's From the Heart die set.  Some twine and sequins add the finishing touches!
My cousin actually was married last month with just her immediate family, now it's reception time!

Thanks for stopping by!  God bless!!

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Word Art Wednesday #204 - Anything Goes
DL Art October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TMS 321 and Digital Delights

Happy Tuesday Morning!
We have a great Tuesday Morning Sketch for you to try this week!
We also have a great sponsor, Digital Delights by Louby Loo!  She has some adorable images!
So lets take a look at this week's sketch.....

and my card featuring Kandi Kid Frank.....

I used some masking paper to mask a circle, then sponged on some Distress Inks to create a night sky.  I stamped on a few stars with silver ink.  I colored Frank with a combination of Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  I fussy cut him out and popped him up with some foam tape.  I added some faux stitching to my wonky rectangle panel and popped it up with a piece of fun foam.  I embossed the orange background panel and added a spider web banner and a little trick or treat bag embellishment.

Want a little more inspiration?  Check out the other DT members creations, they are incredible!

Now its your turn.  Be creative, use what you have, have fun!!
Remember to link your creation up over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  One random participant will win some Digital Delight cuteness!

Entered in:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Digital Delights Delightful Monthly Challenge #3

Monday, October 5, 2015

Veteran's Day card and Share Joy

Thanks to the sketch over at the Share Joy Challenge, I was able to get a Veteran's Day card done!
Every year my sister puts together some care packages for some local veterans that live in a retirement center.   For the last few years, I have been making cards to go with the care packages.
Hoping they get as much joy from the cards as I get making them!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a blessed week!

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Share Joy Challenge 5
Hop with Unity 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes