13 December, 2014

Family Christmas Cards

So a while back I bought these great images from Rick St. Dennis. I just love them and I knew they would make perfect cards for my brother , nephew and daughter. The first card I'm sharing uses the image
Nimbleknees Gherkin Christmas Elf . How cute is this guy? This is for my brother. He will love it. I use Rick's images a lot for cards for Greggie. The papers are from a pad I picked up at Michaels last month by Recollections, I really liked it last year also because when I was going through my stash I found one also. Never can have too much paper. I cut the tree from one of the sheets that has a bunch of trees on it.
 In the close up you can see that I have used Glossy Effects on the eyes and metallic pen on the bells. The image is colored with Copics.
And then the inside is finished off with an image from one of the sheets of paper. I forgot to photograph these before I wrote on them. 
 The next card is for one of my nephews and uses the image We're Here For Elf Class, They look like they need it. Papers are from the same pad.
 The eyes on this are done with Glossy Effects that was heated with heat gun until it just began to bubble. And when it dries it has this really great effect.
 And then the inside.
This is a card I made for my daughter and son-in-law who live just outside of  Austin, Texas. I have used the image Eggnog Anyone? I do not remember what paper pad I used for this one. But it was from the year before last, I think. Can't find it right now. 
 I colored the image with Copics and then used little 3-D elements from Recollections. I was digging around for these and found a whole box of things in this color combination. Have got to make more cards. So little time.
 I love the inside of this. I'm not sure where the Sentiment is from.
So I hope you are getting some fun Christmas cards as well as sending them out and I hope you have fun getting ready for Christmas. Today my Granddaughter and I are going to finish decorating the tree and taking the dogs to have pictures taken with Santa. Should be fun.

29 November, 2014

A New Bear

I know it has been a couple of weeks since I posted but I have been really busy with teaching and getting ready for the Holidays. I didn't even have dinner at my house but there was still a ton of work. And then yesterday and this morning I had to go out with my sisters for some Black Friday Shopping. We had fun.
So this weekend over at Kit And Clowder Facebook page there is a huge 5000 member party going on. Contests and Bingo and a lot of sharing. The members on the facebook site are all very talented colorists. You need to check it out HERE. I have three new cards I have been working on and I wanted to share . First off for this post I have a delightful Winston Bear (Splish Splash) from Polka Doodles
I have been taking the Animal Coloring Class over at Kit and Clowder and I am learning so much. This technique uses Alcohol to get the furry effect.
 A little close up for you. I used my Copics Markers to color this with.
 A better feel for the texture in this photo and I used Glossy Effects on the nose and bubbles.
 And then the inside. The papers are from a pad I picked up at Michaels for $5.00 last week.
Hope you all have a great weekend.

14 November, 2014

A Besties Christmas Card.

It has taken me three days to find enough time to finish this card but I think it was worth it. I'm so happy it is the weekend and I can take some time for Me.
The image I used can be found HERE in Sherri's Etsy Shop. I colored the image with Copics and the card base is made with a Cut File from Monica's Creative Room. She has some great files.
 I used some Liquid Applique on the hat and fur trim and then added some Stickles. Eyes have Glossy Effects on them.
 You can see the detail of the SVG cut on the edge of the card pretty well here.
 And inside.
I will be entering this in the following Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: Traditional Christmas
Crafty Catz: Christmas Is Coming
Cute Card Thursday: Red and Green
Delightful Challenges: Happy Holidays
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

12 November, 2014

Time To Say Goodbye

I'm sad to say that after much deliberation it would be best for me to step down from the Bugaboo Design Team. It was a hard decision to make but with all the computer issues I've been having and not getting assignments in on time and not being able to uphold my duties as a Team Member, this will be the best for everyone. I have been on this Team since the beginning and will miss all my friends a lot.
So for the New Release this week over at Bugaboo Challenge Blog, I made this adorable image into a fun little Christmas Card.
I used papers from DCWV Winter In The Woods Stack and I did some Frantage on the background of the dog/deer.
 A few shiny snowflakes and this Puppy is ready to go.
 I started The Animal Coloring Class (Over at Kit And Clowder) and this is one of the techniques that I have been practicing. The next photo shows it a bit better. It uses the Imprint method on the dog fur. I am so excited about this class. Alyce is a great instructor and if you want to take your coloring to the next level, any one of the fun classes she offers will do it.

 I hope everyone has a wonderful day and a great week.

04 November, 2014

New Release Tuesday At Bugaboo.

Well I spent the weekend pulling out all the Christmas Pads of paper and the boxes of embellishments to get ready for lots and lots of Christmas Projects. Which brings us to the subject of this post. An adorable image from Bugaboo. Head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog to see what the Designers have to share and then pop over to the Bugaboo Store to grab up some images for your own Christmas projects.
For my card today I used Traditional reds, and golds with papers from a Pink Paislee Pad.
I used double sided tape and glitter around the edges of the pattern paper. Then I added some stickers and snowflake buttons with a rhinestone on top to dress it all up.
 I colored the image with Copics and used Liquid Applique and Stickles for the hat band and coat trim.
 And the inside is ready to go.

 I hope you all have a great weekend.
I will enter this card into the following Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers: Use a die cut or punch
Sparkle and Sprinkle:Anything Goes using loose glitter
The Paper Nest Dolls: Anything Goes
Squigglefly:Use Patterned Paper

02 November, 2014

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo

Now that Halloween is here (are you ready for the little Trick or Treaters) it is time to move into winter themed cards. And Jodie has an adorable image to share with you today. Run over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see all the great creations by the Design Team and then head over to the Bugaboo Store and grab this image for yourself.
For my card today I used papers from Bo Bunny and added some rhinestones and some of the sticker elements from the paper collection and this was ready to go.
 I colored the image with Copics and then used some DG3 Art Gel on the inner tube.
 The inside is pretty also but I can't get the navy blues on the background to come out looking like blue. I always have a hard time with the darker colors. I need to work on a better lighting space for shooting cards.
I hope you all have a fun Halloween and a wonderful weekend.

28 October, 2014

New Release At Bugaboo

Before I get started today I want to let you all know that Bugaboo has a sale on all Halloween Images through October 31st.
So Tuesday means Release Day at Bugaboo and today we have an image that will look lovely on your Christmas Cards this year. Wait until you see all the wonderful examples the Design Team has to share with you over on the Bugaboo Challenge Blog. 
For my card today I had to do a little fussy cutting and I can't believe what a hard time I had getting the Spray Mist just right. I used papers from a new Authentique Christmas Selection that I bought at the Scrapbook Convention last Friday. So pretty.
 I also pulled out the box of Who-Haas for Traditional Christmas Colors to grab some embellishments. I used double sided tape to add the red glitter frame around the image and then some Glitter Mod Podge on the ornaments. I cut the ornaments and stars out and popped them up but it is hard to see in this photo.
 And then there is the inside.
Head over to the Bugaboo Store and pick this image or a few of the other gazillion Christmas images that Jodie has for you. I hope you all have a great day and a wonderful week.

20 October, 2014

New Challenge At Ppinkydolls

So today is the start of the 5th Challenge over at Ppinkydolls Challenge Blog and I really hope you can join in this week. As always the theme is Anything Goes and the twist this week is make it Halloween.
This image that I used is not necessarily a Halloween image but I think it worked out pretty well. The image, Little Star, can be found HERE in the Ppinkydolls Etsy Shop.
For this card I used papers from a DCWV stack and colored the image with my Copics. I have a ton of these Halloween stickers around and it was so hard to choose which ones.
 I used some Fran tage on the background of the image too.
And the inside is just as cute. 


.I hope you all have a great week and take some time to do some creating. It is one of my favorite things to do.

17 October, 2014

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo

Here is a little Christmas Elf for you today from Jodie over at Bugaboo. It is adorable. This is one of the Bobblehead Kids that you can find in the Bugaboo Store.
For my card today I colored the image with Copics and did a little paper piecing on the hat. The papers are from a 6X6 pad  by Pebbles that I got at Tuesday Morning the other day. What a fun place to shop.
 I used some metallic pen for the bell and added some Glossy Effects on the eyes.
 And then the inside. I have to start rounding up all my Christmas greetings up and put them in one spot. The ones for the inside are hard to come by.
I hope you all have a great weekend and I will see you back here on Monday I hope.

14 October, 2014

Tuesday Release Day At Bugaboo

Good morning all. Well I see that my blog post for last week didn't make it here so instead of trying to redo it I will just start fresh today. It is New Release Day at Bugaboo and today there is another witch for you.
I had fun coloring this with my Copics.
The papers and ribbons were sitting on my work table from all the cards I have made recently for my Daughter and Grandsons in Texas and this made a fun card.
 I used a stippling effect around the image and I have to say...I still need more practice.
 I like the inside too.
I hope you will run over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what the designers have to share with you today. Have a Great Day

07 October, 2014

New Release Tuesday

It is time for a new release today over at Bugaboo and this is a great one today. Need a Birthday card in a hurry? This image works great. Head on over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what the Designers came up with for today and then run over to the Bugaboo Store and grab one or two images for yourself.
So for my card today I used papers by My Minds Eye and I colored the image with Copics.
 I added Crystal Effects to the balloons.
 And the inside is bright and fun too.

.I hope you all have a great day.

06 October, 2014

A New Challenge At PPINKYDOLLS

A new challenge starts today over at ppinkydolls and we hope you all can join us. The theme this week is Anything Goes or Fall Colors. Fall is my favorite time of year for color. The warm glow of the leaves on the trees. Yellow and orange and golden brown. The beautiful colors of fresh crispy apples just off the tree and all the wonderful variations of pumpkins and gourds that are out there.
Before I get into the details of my project for today I wanted to let everyone know that there is a Design Team Call going on right now over at PPINKYDOLLS, so if you are interested click HERE for details.
So for my card today I am using the image Bear Friend. I used some wonderful papers by Echo Park and the little rabbit on the botton right is one of the dimensional elements that you can get to go with the papers.

I colored the image with Copics and added some flowers and leaves that I always have on hand. Don't you just love the blue bird. It matches her eyes.
And then the inside.
So do head over to the PPINKYDOLLS Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has to share with you today.

03 October, 2014

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo

Another Friday has come around again. I'm glad for that but I'm also sad that it is October already. I have a ton of things to do to get ready for a Halloween Party here on the 25th and then it will be time to think about Christmas. Forget Thanksgiving this year. Maybe my daughter will do it at her house again. It was very nice last year. Anyway enough of all that lets get on with Today At Bugaboo.
So it is Friday Freebie and Jodie has an adorable trick or treater for you. You can pick one up for yourself HERE at the Bugaboo Store and don't forget to hop on over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog to see the fun creations by the design team. For my card I colored the image with colored pencil and Copics. I used papers from a DCWV Pad that I have had around and some fun ribbon and rub ons.
 The dress and bow is done with colored pencil and blended with Goo Gone.
 And then on the inside ...
I hope you all have a great weekend and don't forget that a New Challenge starts over at Bugaboo tomorrow. Please come and join us.

01 October, 2014

New Release Tuesday A Bugaboo.

Another New Release over at Bugaboo today. And this is great to start you off on your Halloween greetings. How many of you send out Halloween cards? I usually get one off to my brother in Arizona and I had deliver ones to some of my sisters that are close to me but other than that not so much. Need to work at that this year. Oh yea I always send ones to my Grandsons and Daughter in Texas.
So for this card I colored the image with Copics and used some paper from a DCWV Pad I have had around for awhile now. Then I added some ribbon and Washi Tape along with some chipboard elements and there you go. A cute fun card.
 Here is a close up of the image.
 And then the inside.
So head on over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team has to share and don't forget to go to the Bugaboo Store and find some wonderful images to use on cards for your family and friends.
Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.