Thursday, November 21, 2013

Waiting for Spring

Getting ready for Christmas. This little birdhouse is vacant, waiting for Spring!
Christmas Birdhouse Digital Stamp
Church Accessories Set
Christmas Hugs Sentiment Set
Prismacolor Markers
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks in Barn Door (for the banner)
and Broken China (for the Sky)
Forest Moss (on holly leaves)
Paper by The Paper Studio
Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Vintage Birthday with Luna Girl

Crafting By Designs Sponsor this week is
The challenge is
Using this image made for a quick and easy card.

CTMH B&T (from my stash at least 8 years old!)
Offray Ribbon, melted with  my heat tool
Heavy Duty Thread and my Singer
Gems from Hobby Lobby
Enjoy the holiday...Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Snow Bird Card

It's Tuesday, which means Tuesday Throwdown's latest challenge is ready for you.
The theme is
Snow Birds
Our sponsor is
I printed my bird as large as an A2 envelope would accommodate. I then colored him by making a mask out of computer paper, cutting it up, using temporary adhesive, and sponging him with Distress Inks. I then used a stamp from CTMH to give him a herringbone grey finish.
When I left the Card Club meeting Saturday, it was sprinkling, and since he was Distress Inked, the ink took on the pattern of the rain...too cool!
Stickles and Glossy Accents finished his face.
The inside of the card says,
He was.
I hope you take a moment to enter our challenge with a  birdie card. Any bird will do.
Happy Thanksgiving,

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Magical Castle

Hobbycutz is such an amazing brand. Kobie's designs inspire me!
Take this cut out flower window for example. I feel like I am looking out the window of a nearby cottage, across the sea from this amazing castle.
Speaking of castles, I recently visited Disney with my daughter and granddaughter. Everything about Disney is real to 6-year-old Molly.
We ate dinner in the castle. She met all the princesses, had her picture taken with them, and got their autographs in her special little album.
And SHE became a princess herself, which allowed me to be the "Queen Mother" and get sprinkled with Pixie Dust, along with my daughter, the "Queen."
It was a truly magical day.
The breathtaking digital stamp image of the castle is from Digital 2 For Tuesday. I am so thankful that I came across this site quite some time ago. Cora graciously shares these images free of charge.

The paper is from Hobby Lobby. I used a Tim Holtz Die called, Tattered Banners to create the simple sentiment piece, along with a retired stamp from See D's (I don't think they are around anymore).
 I inked all the edges with Distress Ink and a bit of Stickles give some glimmer.
The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils.
I am entering this card in the following challenges
card mania - autumn colors
crafty boots - remembrance
make it Monday - anything goes
Be sure to check out the challenge at Hobbycutz.
Our sponsor this week is

Have a Magical Day!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Snowball Sarah

I have been super busy prepping for a 25 Christmas Cards for $25 party at my house, but still found time (just got up at 2 AM, that's all) to make a cute card for Digital Delights,
 where I am on the Design Team.
This cutie is Snowball Sarah. I colored her with Prismacolor Markers, shading with a few grays.
I colored her cheeks with a bit of pink Prismacolor Pencil.
The paper is by Stampin' Up!.
I embossed the banner over the sentiment, which is from the Christmas Hugs Sentiment Set.
I used some Stampendous Shaved Ice on her hat. Simple black marker was used to make the stitching.
Be sure to check out the Challenge this's


and $15 Gift Certificate is being offered as a prize by
Gotta run...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pig Angel

This week's challenge at Crafting by Designs is

Rick St. Dennis is our wonderful sponsor
and he is graciously gifting one winner  
3 digi images from his new Zibbett store.   

Colored with Prismacolor Markers, I used some dots to create texture in the background and on the piggy.
I also used Prismacolor Pencils to shade the pig.
Stickles add shine.
Bells and brads add sheen and texture.
Background paper by MME.
Challenges I am entering with Pig Angel
 Inky Impressions - Red and Green
Bearly Mine - Christmas in Pink
Deep Ocean - Winter
Shopping Our Stash - Something on Your Desk (markers)
Digi Sketch - Animals
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Sparkle
Be sure to stop by Crafting By Designs to see all the DT work...awesome!
And, they used more sweet images by Rick St. Dennis!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Two Peas...

This is my inspiration card for the challenge.
I used a Bugaboo image...such fun!
Be sure to check out the challenge, and all the Design Team's efforts...the challenge is:
to use this picture as your inspiration!

My two little peas were coated in Glossy Accents after being colored with Prismacolor Markers.
The ribbon is from my stash. So is the paper. I have had it for ever so long!

I used a sentiment from Flourishes. The heart was cut with my Cricut, and the dots on the heart are made with Stickles.
I hope you will enter the challenge at Pinspirational Challenges...we all love Pinterest...why not make it useful in a challenge, right?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Monkey with a Message

Digital Delights New Releases! Check out the rest of the inspiration by the Design Team!
My contribution is this Festive Monkey.
Festive monkey
 I colored him with Prismacolor Markers.
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby last year.
The sentiment is also Digital Delights, from the Christmas Hugs Sentiment Set.
Christmas Hugs sentiment set
Be sure to check out the Challenge this week. You could win a $15 voucher to the store at
The challenge this week is:
All That Glitters
Now to attack that pile of card stock on my desk...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Baby Mermaid


Love this image from Smeared Ink.
I used it to make this inspiration piece for the Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting By Designs.
Go and enter right now! Anything Goes!! You could win a
$15 voucher from Smeared Ink!
The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils. Stickles make the shell sparkle.
The patterned paper is by CTMH and K&Company.
I used a sentiment from Crafty Secrets.
I stitched the card on my Singer, using Heavy Duty thread.
The mosaic tiles are from my stash.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Enjoy the Journey,