Thursday, July 25, 2013


This darling little girl is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  My aunt moved recently and gave me a large bag of lace left over from her various craft projects.  The smaller lace is from her.  The larger lace I found at Walmart of all places.  The Hearts are buttons and match perfectly with the heart flowers in the stamp.  I added a charm that says "Love" but it is hard to see in the picture.  I painted over the flower hearts with extreme glitter paint and used my shabby chic embossing powder for a little extra sparkle and glitter.
Card Details:
Image:  Full Heart from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics:  E00, E11,E13, E51, E53, E55, E57, e37, E35, E33, W0, W1, W4, W7, BG70, BG72, BG75, R85, R83, R81, G40, G82
Shabby Chic embossing powder
Entered in following challenges:
Divas by Design:  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments:  Bling it on
Loves Rubber Stamps:  Use a Charm

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Highway Sign

This is my Design Team card for Creative Craft Challenge.  The theme this week is to use the colors Blue and Brown.
My nephew will be celebrating his 16th birthday over the weekend so this card is for him.  I am sure he will be going in as soon as possible after his birthday to get his driver's license and then talk his parents into letting him hit the road on his own.  His dad is our local sheriff so I am sure he won't be able to get away with anything!   
I cut the key out of heavy silver metallic cardstock and I love the way it turned out. 
Card Details:
Highway sign:  Going Places Cricut cartridge cut at 4.75 inches
Happy Birthday: Base Camp Cricut cartridge cut at 2 inches
16: Base Camp Cricut cartridge cut at 3.75 inches
Key:  Going Places Cricut cartridge cut at 2.25 inches
Entered in following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts:  Birthdays
City Crafter Challenge:  On The Road

Thursday, July 18, 2013

With Sympathy

I never seem to have any sympathy cards on hand when needed.  They are always a challenge to make at the last minute when grieving.  So it's a good thing the challenge this time at Aud Sentiments is to create Sympathy or Thinking of You cards.  This gives us all a chance to have at least one on hand.
We are sponsored this time by Robyn's Fetish who provided the DT with some beautiful images to use for this challenge.

Project Details:
Image: Robyn's Fetish
Butterfly: Spellbinders dies
Copics:  E43, E42, E41, G40
Spellbinders scalloped square die
Card base is from a package of embossed greeting cards from the dollar bin at Michaels

Friday, July 12, 2013

Christmas Fairy

  I wanted to try more of my shabby chic embossing enamel and the gold mica flakes.  Works perfect with this sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I colored the image with copics and then painted over the wings, dress sash and ruffles with extreme glitter paint.  I did add some very small gold pearls to the holly in her hair.
Card Details:
Image: Christmas Fairy Holly from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics: Skin: E00, E11, E21,Sash and ruffles:  E40, E42, E43, Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, Wings: YG91, shading: W0, W1, W3
Martha Stewart branch punch
Entered in following challenges:
Crafts and Me:  Anything Goes
Fab and Funky: Christmas in July
Inky Impressions: Christmas in July
Paper Minutes: Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas:  Tic Tac Toe (I actually used items in both diaganol colums.  Ribbon, Punches, embossing and Pearls, punches and design paper)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Little Piggy

This is a quick and simple card I made for a young friend of mine who has been in the hospital.
He is 11 years old so I decided to keep it simple.
The inside sentiment reads:  "Are You Cured Yet?"
Card Details:
Pig Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Copics: T4, T7, B41, W0,W1, W3, G40, G82, E02, YR00, R00, R11, R000
Martha Stewart Border punch
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Spellbinders scalloped rectangle die
Spellbinders rectangle die
Stars: George Cricut cartridge cut at 1, 1.25 and 1.5 inches
Entered in following challenges:
Send A Smile 4 Kids: Punches and Diecuts


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bathing Beauty Tilda

This Tilda in her bathing suit is absolutely adorable. I was so excited when I discovered her in my summer stamp club kit from Magnolia. After coloring her with copics, I used Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink and then glued sand under her feet.  I love the way the sand looks on the card and it adds some great texture.
Card Details:
Image:  Magnolia Stamps
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E42, e50, e51, E53, E55, E59, BG10, BG70, BG72, BG75
Spellbinders Oval Florals die
Spellbinders Oval die
Spellbinders Gomment Tags die
Martha Stewart Cherish border punch
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Sizzix flourish die
Papers:  Colorbok Beach House collection
Entered in the following challenges:
7 kids college fund:  Anything Goes with twist of alcohol markers
Creative Card Crew: The Great Outdoors
Deep Ocean Challenge: On The Beach
Ladybug Crafts: Birthday
Shopping Our Stash: Summer (stash items: flowers, pearls and birthday stamp)

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pumpkins 5 Cents

The challenge theme at Creative Craft is NUMBERS.  You can interpret that however you want. I used this adorable image from Melonheadz for my card.  The temps have been in the upper 90's the past few days and our central air broke down.  Good thing I am married to a jack of all trades and he fixed it fast.  Anyway, I was dreaming of cooler temps so decided to make a fall card.
Card Details:
Image:  Melon Headz
Copics:  E37, E35, E33, YR18, YR09, YR07, G82, G85, W0, W1, W3
Martha Stewar fence border punch
Pumpkin:  Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge cut at 1.75 inches
Martha Stewart border punch
Entered in following challenges:
Sketch Saturday:  Sketch

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Anniversary Card

This anniversary card is for my sister-in-law and her husband.  My hubby is the change of life baby in his family so his sister got married when he was 5 years old.  He doesn't remember a time when she wasn't married.  She collects Precious Moments figurines so I did a search for free Precious Moments coloring pages and came across this darling image.  I colored it in the soft pastels associated with the figurines. 
I used my new shabby pink embossing enamel from Stampendous.  That stuff is so much fun to work with.  It is a little different than the embossing I have done in the past since this is chunky and needs to be heated from underneath.  I already have plans for more projects using this and it may just become as much of a staple in my crafting as my copics and extreme glitter paint.  If you are interested in trying it out for yourself, I got mine from 7kids college fund.  I used the gift card I received when I won their It's Just Wrong challenge when I turned Tilda into a zombie.
I used two othe new crafting items for this card.  It has been awhile since I did some crafty shopping so I dug out my gift cards and had some fun! 
Card Details:
Image:  Free Precious Moments coloring page
LaLa Land Heart Banner die
Floral Oval Die from Spellbinders
Corner Leaf from the Storybook Cricut cartridge
Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel
Copics:  E00, E21, E11, R00, Y00, B91, W0, W1, E30, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, G40
Entered in the following challenges:
The Hobby House : Vintage
The Craft Place: Lace or Ribbon

Thursday, July 4, 2013

You're Sweet!

Happy Independence Day to all my US followers!  Hope you have a happy and safe celebration.
This is my dt card for Aud Sentiments. 
The challenge this time is to use a TWO WORD SENTIMENT!
That is practically an anything goes type of challenge.  Can't wait to see the sentiments participants use for their projects.  I do challenge you to NOT use the typical HAPPY BIRTHDAY but to get creative.
For this challenge we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. 

Card Details:
Image: SBB Watermelon from Bugaboo Stamps
Sizzix swirls die
Spellbinders leaves die
Copics: E30, E31, E33, E35, YR24, Y21, R20, R22, R34, G40, G82,, R00, R02, T9, T8, T4

Entered in following challenges:
Fab and Funky:  Anything but square
Rubies Rainbow: Things with wings
Bearly Mine: Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly:  Anything Goes
Songbird Challenge:  Fruit
Bugaboo:  Color Challenge

Monday, July 1, 2013

Christmas Angel

Another card to add to my Christmas card box. My box is slowly getting filled up for the holidays.  My plan is to have all my cards made, envelopes addressed and cards mailed by Dec 1st. 
For this card, I played around will embossing powder and a snowflake border stamp. After stamping the angel, I stamped around the edges of the paper with embossing ink.  I love how it turned out.  The die cut snowflakes were cut using the Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge.  I then embossed them with the same embossing powder.  After I was done stamping and coloring, I remembered I had this fabulous snowflake ribbon in my stash and it works perfectly with the embossed snowflakes.  I also painted Tildas halo, wings, dress and star wand with extreme glitter paint.  I love the overall effect and will have a hard time giving this card away.
Card Details:
Stamp: Halo Tilda from the Sweet Dreams Magnolia Stamps collection
Snowflake border stamp:  Inkadinkadoo
Copics:  B97, E00, E11, E21, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E40, E41, E42, E43, W3, W1, W0
Snowflakes: Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge cut at 1, 2 and 2.25 inches
Circle Sentiment:  Netty's Stamps
Entered in following challenges:
Challenges for Everybody:  Anything Goes
Pile It On: Bling
Ribbon Girls:  2 backing papers
The Squirrel and The Fox: Christmas In July
Crafty Cardmakers:  Holiday (We have been having temps in 90's so my holiday would be some snow)
Stamp and Create: Christmas in July