Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sketch Saturday, Sophie

This is my final week as guest designer at Sketch Saturday. It has been a fun month, amazing sketches and wonder sponsors, thanks to Sketch Saturday for the invite!  I am a regular participant so will continue playing along as usual. I hope you will join Sketch Saturday this month for a change to win a prize from out wonderful sponsor The Paper Shelter. 

I chose this adorable image from The Paper Shelter: Sophie In The Country and choose to use the precolored digi as she was so adorable and I thought she just needed to be showed off. Isn't she adorable?  I fussy cut her and mounted her on Amuse's sky cardstock and added grass cut with an Amuse die cut and use my scallop circle die.  Patterned paper is Nana's Kids and I like that it has sparkles in it, I also fussy cut a few of the flowers from the paper for embellishing. Happy Birthday stamp is Morning Star and cut from Labels 4.

                                                                      Close up:

Have a wonderful week and I hope you visit Sketch Saturday to see the lovely cards and to join the challenge!

A few fun challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #128: Anything Goes {plus a sentiment!}
Crafting When We Can #91: What's the Weather(Clouds)
The Corrosive Challenge Blog #221: Hop Into Spring

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter Chick

I saw several challenges I wanted to enter this week so I made this card to fit all of them.  It could not be a square or rectangle for one of the challenges so I did a circle base and added a tent top.  NBUS challenge (Never before used stuff)-this stamp has not seen ink before. Bazzill cardstock and brads from my stash.
Below is a close up of the image:

The image is from Deep Red.  Pattern papers  K& Company, cardstock Bazzill. Copics: Y11-15-17, BV00-11, RV08, G24, YG03, B0000. Die cuts: Spellbinber and Quick Cuts. Brads from my stash.

I also did a traditional A2 card with the image.
 Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by!

Challenges that inspired me this week:
NBUS Challenge #4
Glitter N Sparkle #129: Shaped cards, no rectangles or squares
Clear it Out Challenge Blog: Easter Stash: Pastel Things (brads, stickers, papers, etc)
Scrap Creations: Pastels  
Marker Pop #65: Easter

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Glass of Wine

Welcome to week 3 at Sketch Saturday, this month is just flying by.  This is my third week as guest designer at Sketch Saturday and I got to use this fun image: glass of wine and the accompanying saying from our sponsor Bugaboo. Below is a close up.

And the fun saying that comes with this dig:

I used double sided patterned paper from Heritage called stripe that I bought on a recent trip to Kimswick a cute little historic town in Missouri that has one of the few remaining stamp stores in the area.  Copics: B95-97 and blender for jeans, G8-94 and blender for blouse,  Y28 and Sakura Jelly Roll pen for glass stem. For the wine I used  water color pens, I layered in this order and not solid, kinda a loose scribble: 705 red, 710 pink, 706 purple and an unlabeled lighter pink, then I darkened the edges with the purple and blended - this was the best color combo I (actually my hubby and I) could come up with to look realistic).

Thanks for taking the time to visit, I hope will check out the fabulous creations of the design team and join in with the fun at Sketch Saturday for a change to win some Bugaboo images! 

A few fun challenges:
Crafting from the heart: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
MarkerPop #64: Anything Goes

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hello - Sketch Saturday

This is my second week as guest designer for Sketch Saturday for the March. This Month's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp and they are offering a $25 dollar gift certificate to the winter!
I used a flower from the Simon Says Stamp set "Always and Forever".  I picked some bright and cheery flowered papers from My Minds Eye as I am ready for spring and for the flowers to bloom! I matched my Copics to the paper: Y15-17, G12-24-94, YR00-12-18. Used a few die cuts, of course, Quick Cut's Nesting Doily Circles, Amuse studio's Hello, and Memory Box's Butterfly Wings.  I colored the butterfly in Copics, covered it in VersaMark ink,  put holographic embossing powdered on it, then heat embossed it.  The close-up below does not quite show the sparkle as well in person but it shows you a hit of the shine.

I hope you will hop over to Sketch Saturday and see the stunning designs of the Sketch Saturday ladies and join the challenge! 

A few fun challenges:
Simon Says, Things That Fly
Glitter N Sparkle: Glitter & Sparkle
Die Cuttin' Diava's #207: Welcome Spring
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #26: Butterfly + P for Patterned Paper

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Get Well Soon - Sketch Saturday


 I was honored to be asked to be guest designer for March at Sketch Saturday with such a talented group of ladies.  Be sure to check out their lovely creations and I hope you join the challenge this week! The sponsors is Meljen Designs.

I used Meljens "Sick Teddy" digi and colored him up with Copics: BG10-15-23, E31-35-E57, B0000- B93, R09-20-27-81-85,C3-5.  I brighten up my image with At You Spica pens, Gelly Roll pens  and then Glossy Accents on the thermometer.  Get Well stamp from Hero Arts, patterned papers by American Crafts, die cuts by Impression Obsessions and Spellbinders and enamel dots by Recollections.

Sketch Saturday is my go to sketch for special occasion cards, everyday cards and when I need a mojo boost!  I hope you will join the fun at Sketch Saturday!


Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Retail Therapy

                                                                 A close up:

This adorable little elephant is Ellie from Sparkle N Sprinkle Ellie Retail Therapy, is she not just the cutest?

I paper pieced her with Amuse card stock and dry embossed my main card with a Darice honeycomb embossing folder.   All cardstock and doily by Amuse.  Scallop die cut by Spelllbinders. Glitter by Sparkle N Sprinkle (awesome glitter). Gems from my stash.  My Copic colors ( C00-C3-C5-C7,V01 B02, B05)

 This card went to a dear friend last week who need a bright spot to her week. The inside sentiment was  "Why are you just standing there holding this handmade card?  Jump up and down or something!"

A few fun challenges:
Cut It Up Challenge Blog: Exotic Animals
Glitter N Sparkle #126: Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday: Sketch 350
Sparkle N Sprinkle March Challenge: use loose glitter
The Pink Elephant: Girly Girl

Sunday, March 1, 2015

House of Cards March Challenge

MARCH 2015
Use Enamel Dots
What a fun challenge as I had never used enamel dots before.  Lilian, one of many talented design team members has shared a video on how to make enamel dots and it looks so easy, be sure to check this out, Toni and Dana will also be posting video's on the 11th and 18th, and also go to House of Cards and join our fun challenge!

I immediately thought of flowers when I saw enamel dots so I picked a pack up at Micheal's (before learning how easy they are to make).  I pulled out my new basket die by Impression Obsession, my Sizziz/Hero Arts Stamp and Die set, and this is my card!  So much fun and I've been using enamel dots on lots of cards since, such a quick, easy embellishment that adds so much to a card!  Hope you join us at House of Cards for this fun challenge!

A few fun challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge #135: Anything Goes
Cuttin and stamping: Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps#140: Use Ribbon and/or Lace
The Pink Elephant: Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl March Challenge: Add flowers