Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Enjoy summertime . . .

For anyone putting in their own garden, it's always a treat when the produce matures and you're ready to enjoy fresh to the table. This adorable image is from Sherri Baldy (My Besties), which I've colored with prisma pencils and gamsol, adding stickles to the stars. The swirl behind my flowers and the fence are diecuts. As you can see, I didn't forget my usual lacey doilies, and topped with a bow. The flowers on the fence were attached with tiny white brads that I had in my stash. Thanks so much for coming in to view my card creation. Ive entered the following challenges: Colour Crazy - AG; Crafty Calendar - AG; Crafty Gals Corner - lazy days of summer; Creations in Pink - lots of pink; Digi Choosday - AG; Double Trouble - relax + flowers; Dragonfly Dreams - food and/or drink; Four Seasons - summer; Gem of a Challenge - AG; My Besties 3D and More - AG; My Besties Australia - AG; My Besties Brasil - AG; My Besties Dutch - AG; My Besties International - AG; My Besties Spanish - AG; Polkadoodles - AG

Monday, August 15, 2022

Golden years . . .

I needed a male birthday card, so chose this Bugaboo digital (the verse came with it), which I colored with prismacolor pencils, adding stickles to the candle flames. I used a star corner punch and just went with layers, since guy cards are slim on embellishments, and it always makes for ease of mailing. I've entered these challenges: Colorful Options - turquoise; Dragonfly Dreams - food and/or drink Gem of a Challenge - AG; Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG; Polkadoodles - AG; Rabisco - sweet confectionery; Through the Purple Haze - birthday

Friday, August 12, 2022

Be mer-mazing . . .

This Sherri Baldy mermaid is darling, and after coloring her with prisma pencils, I added stickles to parts of her tail. Thanks to my good friend, Pat, for sending me the opalescent background paper and also the pink glittered paper. I added the mesh (drywall tape, much cheaper!), the sentiment is ribbon, the anchor is a diecut, and the other sea creatures are foam/felt 3D stickers. Wishing you an awesome and mermazing day! I've entered the following challenges: Colorful Options - turquoise; Colour Crazy - AG; Crafty Calendar - AG; Digi Choosday - AG; Digi Doodle Studios - by/at/under the sea; Double Trouble - s'more stuff; My Besties 3D and More - AG; My Besties Australia - AG; My Besties Brasil - AG; My Besties Dutch - AG; My Besties International - AG; My Besties Spanish - AG

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Life's a beach . . .

This beach cutie is StormiVega from Digi Doodle Studios. I don't know why my camera doesn't show up the colors brighter, but if you click to get a close-up view, it's a bit better. I added stickles to the flowers on her outfit and hat. The seashells are die cuts, using gold glitter cardstock. The beach ball is a brad and the glasses are a button that I cut the shank off of. Hope you get to enjoy some time by the water, and maybe a little dip of your toes. I've entered these challenges: Colour Crazy - AG; Crafty Gals Corner - lazy days of summer; Digi Choosday - AG; Digi Doodle Studios - by/at the sea; Double Trouble - s'mores; Four Seasons - summer; Gem of a Challenge - AG; Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG; Polkadoodles - AG; The Paper Shelter - AG

Monday, August 8, 2022

Summer hydration . . .

One of the most important things to do during the hot summer days, is to stay hydrated. This Bestie appears to have chosen the tallest glass, along with the fun additions of ice, bendy straw and don't forget the umbrella! I've colored with prisma pencils and added stickles to the bubbles and ice cubes for a bit of pizzazz. Embellishments are always fun, even though it takes me forever to decide on the perfect combination. I've layered doilies, added die cut foliage topped with flowers, then a bow and butterfly completes my card. I've entered the following challenges: Colorful Options - rainbow; Colour Crazy - AG; Crafty Calendar - AG; Digi Choosday - AG; Double Trouble - s'mores; Four Seasons - summer; Gem of a Challenge - AG; My Besties 3D and More - AG; My Besties Australia - AG; My Besties Brasil - AG; My Besties Dutch - AG; My Besties International - AG; My Besties Spanish - AG; Polkadoodles - AG; The Paper Shelter - AG

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Sum . . Sum . . Summertime!

This Sherri Baldy image is just perfect for displaying the all-famous summer cooling treat of ice cream! The only problem is, she only settled for ONE scoop, where I would have at least gone for a double -- YUM. I added glitz to her hair bows, tucked a doily behind, added the summer diecut, and also die cut the quadruple cone, using embossing folders to give my cone and scoops some texture. What's YOUR favorite flavor -- mine is anything chocolate, and if I can find it every now and then, orange pineapple. I've entered into these challenges: Colour Crazy - AG; Crafty Catz - AG; Cutie Pie - little cuties; Digi Choosday - AG; Four Seasons - summer; Gem of a Challenge - AG; My Besties Australia - AG; My Besties Brasil - AG; My Besties Dutch - AG; My Besties International - AG; My Besties Spanish - AG; Polkadoodles - AG

Monday, July 11, 2022

Fairy sweet . . .

Another darling fairy by Ching-Chou Kuik, which I've colored with prisma pencils and of course, had to add stardust stickles to her wings for that magic fairy dust! Keep looking around and you'll find gingham ribbon along the bottom, doilies behind the image, with flowers added with brad centers and die cut foliage. Some gold gems at the corners and butterflies to complete this creation. Hoping your day turns out magical! These are the challenges that I've entered: Ching-Chou Kuik - AG; Crafty Catz - AG; Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG; Polkadoodles - AG