Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ahoy, Matey..i am sending you all my love!

Can you say,  Cute?  I can, and i do weekly.  Don't I?  
I made this card thinking it would be Valetines oriented, however, I think this image from Digital Delights would really would work well for Birthdays too!  Don't you think?

Here is my card using the adorable Presley the Pirate and a sentiment from the Love is in the Air set:
He does make you happy, huh?  I used Memory Box Star Circle and Spellbinders scalloped circle.  I also used Fiskars Star punch.  I added Baker's Twine by poking holes in Presley's hands and punched some circles to add to the twine.

For this card i used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:
Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair/boots- E97, 99, 18
hat/pants- C5, 7
west/stripe- W1, 3, 5
red stripe- R35, 37, 39

Make sure you come and visit my teamies cards at the Digital Delights blog!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Snowflake kisses and a sketch

Another week and another sketch, Woo Hoo! 
Where?  Tuesday Morning Sketches..and in as much as i'd like spring to be here..i am afraid we are still visiting fact as i write this it snowed today..and it's this card is perfect for anyone wanting to make a cute winter card.

We have a super sponsor this week..check it out below and as always there are prizes to be won!!

Here is my card using Snow Mouse from Lil' Inker Designs:
For the diecuts, i've used a Spellbinders die and the blue one at the top is a Memory box snowflake that has been cut to fit the area and a few snowflake punches from Michaels.

Tuesday Morning Sketch this week:

Copics used:
W1, 3, 5
R14, 20

Tuesday Morning Sketches sponsor is Lil' Inker Designs:

Some little birdies and a lot of hearts

This week at {Pin}spirational Challenges there are a whole lot of hearts.  What do i mean?  Take a look at our {Pin}spirational Inspiration photo and see what you can create for this challenge by using the photo as your inspiration.

Then remember we have prizes from our Sponsors that you could win also!

I am creating with "Birds holding hearts" image from the "Pink Cat Studio":
I have also used Marianne Creatables die #LR0242 card base available at Dutch Paper Crafts and i added Savvy Lace heart (large red) and Cherry Lynn's lace heart (white center).  I am also using Pink Petal's ribbon.

{Pin}spriational challenge photo:

 Copics used:
R35, 39, YR12
I paper pieced each bird.

One of {Pin}spriational challenges sponsor this week is Pink Cat Studio:

The color Green and some sewing going on!

Ah, ha..i bet you wonder what is going on?  Well, at Twist of Faith...the color GREEN is going on AND a sentiment about prayers and and image about sewing???

Again this week our awesome sponsor is Bugaboo and yes, they have super duper prizes!

Here is my card using "Sewing Bear- Thread" from Bugaboo:
I have also used a Spellbinders frame die, a Cherry Lynn heart lace die and a Memory Box flourish.  The leaves are a MS punch and the beautiful flowers were made by my friend Sigi..she hand makes them and sells them.  Email me if you are interested and i will send her your email. I also wrapped baker's twine around the spool and printed off the bear twice and added his leg, body and head to give him a 3-d look.

The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches this week:

Copics used:
E71, 74, 79, R14, 20
spool- E50, 53
Spool Paper from Jillibean Soup, "Homemade".

Twist of Faith's Sponsor is Bugaboo:

Friday, January 25, 2013

Yellow and Green with a bit of Birthday

This week at Card Crafter's Circle our theme is Yellow and Green...pretty easy peasy huh?  Think Daffodils think spring think...ahhh. 

Please remember each week we have an awesome sponsor with prizes for the random winner!

Here is my card using "Fiona the Fairy and her cupcake" from Milk and Coffee digis:

Card Crafter's Circle sponsor this week is Milk Coffee:
Copics used:
skin-YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- Y11, YR21, 23
cupcake- Y21, YR23, 24, E 25, 29, 37
dress/plate- YG61, 67
candies- RV06, R35
flower- r20, 22, RV06
spoon- C1, 3

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Owl always love you, Valentine

I wanted to make a really fancy Valentine card based on the cover of a Magnolia Ink magazine that is totally done with snowflakes.

I have been intrigued with the shaped cards i've been seeing in the Magnolia Ink magazine and wanted to give this one a try.  I used a Lifestyle layered die and it works great!

I made this card using Luvvy Owl and the owl sentiment from Digital Delights:
This image also comes in a female version and colored versions of both.
Please make sure to visit Digital Delights this week and see all of the awesome designs by our designers!

I used a LifeStyle die for the card base and first 2 layers.  Then i added a Spellbinders oval frame and scalloped oval.  On top of that i used a Cherry Lynne heart and layered it with a MS heart punch.  I also used a large doily MS heart punch and layered it with an embossed heart.  I also used a fiskars heart punch.  Flowers are from Michaels. 

Copics used:
RV00, 10, 11
eyelids- BG0000, 10, 11
owl- W1, 3, 5, 7
beak- YR12, 04

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A sketch and a Valentine for you!

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have an awesome sketch!  I love the layers on this sketch. 

Don't forget to check out the sponsor this week and the prizes!

Here is my card using Mister Monkey from Doodle Pantry:
Tuesday Morning Sketch this week:

Copics used:
R14, 20, E71, 74, 79
YR20, Y21, YR23
banana- Y21, E0000, 81
branch/leaves- E25, 29, YG03, 17, 67

Tuesday Morning Sketches sponsor is Doodle Pantry:

A {Pin}spirational- Hello

Each week at {Pin}spirational challenges we have a photo..straight from Pinterest for you to use as your "inspiration" to make a card/project..IT's THAT SIMPLE! 

What could be even better is that if you are randomly chosen, you get some prizes from our sponsor!!!

This week i am using "Well Hello there Pup" from Kitty Bee Designs.

 {Pin}spirational photo this week:

Copics used:
R14, 20, E50, 42, 71, 74, 79
tag- R35, 37, 39

{Pin}spirational sponsor this week is Kitty Bee Designs:

Wonderful Friend

This week at Twist of Faith our theme is Friends.  Each week all you have to do is use the theme and a sentiment that is a scripture or an uplifting quote.

Remember each week we have a sponsor that gives great prizes to a random winner!

This is my card using the image "Girl Playing with Snow in Winter" by Milk Coffee:
The sketch i used is from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- Y21, YR23, CB
pink- R20, 22, 24
blue- B41, 91, 93
white- C1, CB

Some dies that i used are, Spellbinders snowflake, Doo Hickey eyelet tag, Spellbinders lacey rectangle, and Spellbinders scalloped circle. 

The sponsor at Twist of Faith this week is Milk Coffee:

Monday, January 21, 2013

Mardi Gras- New Release

I don't often see Mardi Gras images and so i think you all are in for a treat, because this set from Digial Delights is awesome! 

Check out what you can do with this Mardi Gras set of images from Digital Delights:

I went for the glossy, glitter style, just like the feel of Mardi Gras!  For this card i used Marianne Creatable background die LR0242. (Available at Dutch Paper Crafts)  I cut the card using the largest die on the fold and then cut another piece using the full die.  It is perfect for allowing the card to open!  Then i cut the next loopy layer die out of matte metallic gold and then the purple detail out of glossy metallic paper.  The last die in this set is the small square type shape in gold metallic.  To save on paper i cut the top layer die from the loopy layer in the center, seeing as the purple layer covered it up.

I hand colored the images using Copics and hand cut them out.  Added some feathers, and a gem flourish, and  a Memory Box large flourish cut from green glitter paper.

Copics used:
bear- E50, 53, 57, 37, R14, 20
green-YG01, 03, 17
purple- V01, 15, 17
gold- YR20, 21, 23, Twinklette glitter marker

Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy Birthday, Aga!

One of my best friends i met on line is having a birthday today and i made this card for her.  I hope she has a wonderful birthday!  i am thinking of you Aga!

Here is my card for Aga:
The die i used for this card base is to die is made by Marianne Craftables #LR0242 and is available at Dutch Paper Crafts.  I also used another flower flourish by Marianne Craftables #LR0249 also available at Dutch Paper Crafts.
I purchased the flowers at Michaels and they are Recollections embellishments.  The bud cluster is by Magnolia.   The stamp is a Magnolia stamp called Congratulations Tilda.
 Pink Ladybugs from Jolee Boutique, the stems are a Magnolia bunch...i got them at 7 Kids College Fund

Lots of Layers- Sending you Hugs

This week at Card Crafter's Circle our challenge is:
which means we would like to see layers on your card/project!

I am using Marianne Creatables die #LR0242 cardbase, #LR0249 flourish available at --> 
Copics used:
bear- E41, 42, 43, 44 R14, 20

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Digital Delights- New Release- I Love you this much!

This week i am continuing to use the adorable new releases at Digital Delights...this is just soooo way adorable!

I would like you to meet "Love you this much monkey" from the new January release at Digital Delights:

I am using the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Copics used:
cheeks- R14, 20
monkey- E 50, 53, 57, 43, 44
nose- E57, 59
hearts- BG11, 05, R81, 83, 85
bow- BG11, 05

Please meet me and the Digital Delights team here every Thursday:


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches- Let's have some winter fun!

Sure looks like fun, if you like to toboggan!

 I love the images from Stamp Fairy they are sweet and this week they happen to be the sponsor at Tuesday Morning a super treat this week to join in our challenge because then you have a chance to win some of these images... And guess what else????

It's a judged week...and that means not only are we asking you to use the sketch but we'd like you to add two ribbons to what you create.  If you do those two things you can be entered in our challenge for the prize from the sponsor!

Here is my card using the sketch and two ribbons as requested for this challenge, i am using Beary Winter #3
Our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Copics used:
bear- E50, 53, 57, R14, 20
nose- E57, 59
hat/scraf- E32, 34, 66, 39
toboggan- R35, 37, 39

Our sponsor at Tuesday Morning Sketches is Stamp Fairy:

{Pin} spirational challenge- Sitting sweetly Raggedy Girl

I think, i have colored just about every Raggedy Ann image at Stamp Art Designs by Kathryne...goes to show how sweet they are.  I know i have a few more i could color..but every time i really like how the image turns out.

This week at {Pin}spirational challenges we have a mainly blue and white inspirational photo and the photo is of lots of choices to create something for our challenge!!!

I used Marianne Designs die # LR0242 for the background and the flourish LR0249 --> available at Dutch Paper Crafts

This is my card using "Raggedy Baby Girl" from our sponsor Stamp Art Designs by Kathryne:
Here is the {Pin}spirational photo this week:

 Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E97- 09
shoes- W5, 7
stripes- R35, 39, W1, 3
paper pieced dress and bow

Our sponsor at {Pin}spirational this week is Stamp Art Design By Kathryne:

For the Men- U R 4 Me!

This week at Twist of Faith the challenge is to make a card based on the theme of "For The Men".   

I used Marianne Designs die # LR0242 for the background --> available at Dutch Paper Crafts.  I used star punches for embellishments.  I added the words "U R and Me" to the jersey and the words "Be Mine, Valentine" to the football.

This is my card using a football player from this collection called Football bundle (we used the black and white images not the clip art):
To add the words to the jersey and football i used Word.
Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair/shoes- E53, 57
pants/helmet- R35, 37, 39
shirt- BG0000

Twist of Faith's Sponsor this week is Melonheadz:

Friday, January 11, 2013

Best Fishes

At Card Crafter's Circle this week the theme is "Some Like it Hot" or Summery things.  I think in America we tend to forget that right now it Australia it's pretty HOT..while we sit and freeze they are getting fried. 

So with that thought we are thinking summery things and i thought "fishing" based on the sponsors images.

I created this card using the image "Fishing Note" from Floppy Latte.   I added the message to the note and i also found this "freebie" fish on line.
The little fish in the background are from the Cricut cartridge Create a Critter cut at .50 and .75.  I also used Glossy Accents to the bubbles.

Our sponsor this week is Floppy Latte:

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bee Mine, please?

I am bouncing in my computer chair..cause i really love these new releases from  
Digital Delights.. They make me BEE so happy! LOL 

Please join me in welcoming Beatrice Bee to the new release line-up...and if you want to see more of the new releases make sure you check out my teamies cards at the Digital Delights blog all in one place!

My card using Digital Delights, Beatrice Bee and Bee Mine sentiment:

Copics used:
face- YR000, 00, R14, 20
pink/stripe- R81, 83, 85
brown bee/stripes- E42, 43, 44
red hearts/nose- R35, 37, 39
shoes/wings- W1, Stickles-Stardust

Please meet me and the Digital Delights team here every Thursday:


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sending Loving thoughts your way!

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have a great sketch and a super sponsor..check it out!!

Here is my card using Washi tape (something our sponsor has in their shop!) and a stamp by Magnolia called, "Tilda with dot bow":
Our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- Y21, YR23
outfit- R81, 83, 85
hairbow- R85, C3, 5
heart- C1, Stickles

Our sponsor at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week is Freckled Fawn:

happy birthday, little penguin!

What a long break...well, it seems like it..i kept feeling like i was missing a card for the last two weeks, but nope..i was on a {Pin}spirational vacation.  Thanks for a great break!  Hope you all are ready for a new and fun year!  This week at {Pin}spirational Challenges we are using Penguins and Bugaboo Digital stamps!

Here is my card using Birthday Penguin-Balloon from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps:
The {Pin}spirational photo this week is:
Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps:


Copics used:
Penguin- W1, 5, 7 
cheeks- R14, 20
beak/ dots- YR12, 04
balloon- YR12, 04, 07
hat- BG11, 13
bow/dots- 35, 39
hat band/ dot- Y21, YR23
green dot- YG03, 67  

Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled

I saw this sentiment on line and thought it was cute.  Right now there are a lot of snowmen being assembled in Indy...because we have good packing snow. :)

This week at Twist of Faith our challenge is to use a sketch designed by our owner, Pauline and based on the sketch i picked the image from the sponsor...i was happy with the way it turned out because of the shape and season.

Here is my card using the image "Snowman Fence-Jolly" from our sponsor Beccy's Place:
For this image i removed the letters "JOLLY" from the picket fence so i could use this image for the season and not the holiday.

The Twist of Faith Sketch:

Copics used:
buttons- B34
stripes- BG10, 11, 13
nose/hat/tie- YR12, 04
wreath- BG72, 09
gray stripe- C1, 3, 5
snowman fence- W1, CB

Our sponsor this week is Beccy's Place: