Friday, January 21, 2022

Thoughts of you . . .

This image caught my eye when I'd seen a card done with it, only to find that it was retired. I'm so happy that Ching-Chou Kuik brought it out of retirement, and I bought it right off the bat, so this is new to me. I've colored with prisma pencils, adding stickles to her wings, of course, as fairies DO need their magic dust! After framing her in, on top of a large doily, the rest is embellishments -- foliage diecut, flowers, brads, butterfly, foam bow sticker that I added a heart pearl to the center. Thanks so much for coming in to view my creation. I've entered these challenges: Ching-Chou Kuik - something new/AG; Colour Crazy - AG; Crafty Catz - AG; Creative Knockouts - AG; Digi Choosday - AG; Gem of a Challenge - AG; My Besties International - AG; Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG; Polkadoodles - AG

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Flowery happiness . . .

Well, I just had to break through this arctic cold winter and think of something cheerier! I chose to color up my new Digi Doodle Studios digital and then worked around it. I added stickles to the yellow flowers, then went on to embellishing -- look close, and you'll see doilies tucked behind (I know, I tend to cover them over!), die cut foliage, flowers attached with brads, and to top it off, a couple lovely butterflies - one of my favorite things to use. Hope you feel a bit happier and warmer on viewing my creation. Hang in there, and look forward to spring. I've entered the following challenges: Ching-Chou Kuik - something new; Colour Crazy - AG; Crafty Catz - AG; Creations in Pink - lots of pink; Digi Doodle Studios - be happy/favorite thing; Dream Valley - anything new; Gem of a Challenge - AG; Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG; Polkadoodles - AG; The Paper Shelter - color it

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Happy snowman . . .

Penny Black has some of THE cutest images, and this new snowman is no exception -- I just had to gift myself with him, and also bought the coordinating die-cut. This was a simple design to color up, and then the die cut him out perfectly. Not to detract from his cuteness, I kept the design simple with just background paper and the strip of washi tape. Hope everyone is staying warm in this frigid winter we're having. I've entered these challenges: Crafty Gals Corner - snow much fun Cutie Pie - CAS Dare 2B Artzy - winter fun Digi Choosday - AG Dream Valley - anything new Four Seasons - winter Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG Penny Black Saturday - AG/something new The Paper Shelter - color it

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Toadal birthday fun . . .

I have a sweet email friend in CA that loves frogs, and she even sent me this stamp, so what better way to portray my thanks and also celebrate her birthday, but by putting it to use! The sentiments also came with it. After coloring, I had to add stickles to the candles to "light them up, and used faux stitching around my frame. I've entered the following challenges: Creative Knockouts - celebrations Digi Choosday - AG Double D - party balloons Double Trouble - 2+ layers + 1 die + cuddling (gathering around the cake to party) Dream Valley - anything new Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Relaxing birthday . . .

Masculine cards tend to be so hard for me, since embellishments have to be few. But, I think I have this birthday guy pegged for most men, when it comes to their down time. They couldn't be happier than the chance to lounge in their recliner, with a drink, snacks, and remote control in hand !! I've used my Cuttlebug to die cut the stitched frame and also the sentiment. Hope you get some time to relax in your favorite chair today also! I've entered the following challenges: Crafty Catz - AG/CAS Creative Knockouts - celebrations Creative Moments - AG Double Trouble - 2+ layers + 1+ die + cuddle up Gem of a Challenge - AG Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Stroll along and be happy . . .

Winter is arctic here lately, so I'm thinking of a spring drive and enjoying flowers and warmth. This image is from Sherri Baldy, like my previous post. I used my hexagon die cuts (Cuttle Bug machine) to frame my image in, then put more flowers around, along with my corner punches, adding gems to them. Remember to smile today! I've entered the following challenges: Colour Crazy - AG Crafty Catz - AG Creative Moments - AG Digi Choosday - AG Digi Doodle Studios - be happy Double Trouble - 2+ layers and 1 die Gem of a Challenge - AG My Besties 3D - 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

Friday, January 7, 2022

Beary sweet wishes . . .

Decided to try and put winter behind me, and do something off season. So, I've chosen this sweet bear from Sherri Baldy of My Besties. After coloring her up, I added stickles to her outfit for a bit of glam and the frame has been diecut. I put a strip of lace, topped with heart ribbon behind my image, then added the sparkly diecut foliage, topped with flowers. A gel heart was added to the upper corner, and then butterflies finished this off. Hope viewing my creation caused you to say "aww". I've entered the following challenges: Colour Crazy - AG Crafty Catz - AG Creative Moments - AG Digi Choosday - AG Digi Doodle Studios - be happy/your favorite thing (teddy bears and butterflies) Double Trouble - warm and cozy (hug your teddy) + layer up 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