Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Challenge #87 at Ike's Art World

Anything Goes With an optional twist Angels and Demons

   This challenge runs from Apr25 - May 09
The "garden" twist could go with any flower bed or vegetable garden.
I chose to use Ike's "1920 lady" from her digi shop Ike's Art.
You'll find many images that can be used in this challenge.
For this image I used:
Angel Front and Back



         
A friend of mine (Ginny) told me about a YouTube video on creating with a digi on a candle.
I decided to try this "something different".  It seemed easy enough...until you got into making a 4 x 7 Pillar candle.
I would suggest you start with something smaller until you get the technique down.
Other than that it fun and easy and could even be decorated.
Someone will be getting this for Christmas!
Give it a try and I think you'll like it.
           
I can't wait to see your designs so be sure to join us in this challenge, please.  
You can enter it into  Ike's Challenge for a chance at a prize.
She's also offers a freebie on many of the challenges that can be used.
Leave some love to let me know you visited.
Thank you!

****DO NOT BURN THESE CANDLES****
FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE ONLY

      

Sunday, April 23, 2017

New Home Welcome



My daughter recently moved into a "new home" (meaning different)
It's in the Historical District and it was built in 1920.
It's a beautiful little home with archway room entries and a fireplace.
I'm sure they'll love making new memories there.
 

It just so happened that one of my magazines had an offer of "Hunkydory" side step cards.  
This worked out perfect for me to make her a "Welcoming" card,
It was also a surprise to the family.





Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Anything Goes With an optional twist Easter or Spring Flowers

Challenge  #86 at Ike's Art World
   This challenge runs from Apr11 - 25
The "garden" twist could go with any flower bed or vegetable garden.
I chose to use Ike's "1920 lady" from her digi shop Ike's Art.
You'll find many images that can be used in this challenge.
For this image I used
            Copics
Face: E40, E00, E21,E11,R20
Hair: E33, E35, E37
Clothes:  B00, B21, B32
Daisy:  Y06, YR12
Roses:  R83, R85

I hope you like this sweet and simple card and give something "Easter or Spring Flowers" a try.
I can't wait to see your designs so be sure to join us in this challenge, please.  
You can enter it into  Ike's Challenge for a chance at a prize.
She's also offering a freebie that can be used.
Leave some love to let me know you visited.
Thank you!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Aud's Sentiments #177

April 6-17
Theme: Birthday Sentiment
Aud's Sentiments 7th Birthday Bash
I chose to use Dies
These dies were free with magazines I subscribe to


Card Recipe: 
I used a combination of pink, white and silver 
I had some pink roses that were the perfect size to decorate the cake
Pearl Stickles and accented with rhinestones.
(The candles were also part of the cake die)

Please leave some love if you have any words of encouragement.
I always like to know when someone visits.
Until next time ~AngeL Hugs~

Monday, April 3, 2017

Pearly Sparkles - April Challenge


Theme: Anything Goes

Pearly Sparkles has a monthly challenge.  Why not stop over and check it out?

This was my DT Inspiration for this months challenge.




I used a Ball Jar stamp and hand punched flowers.  I love how colorful it is.

 
Please leave some love if you have any words of encouragement.  I always like to know when someone visits.
Until next time ~AngeL Hugs~

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Anything Goes In the Garden

Challenge  #85 at Ike's Art World
   This challenge runs from Mar 28 -April 11 

The "garden" twist could go with any flower bed or vegetable garden.
I chose to use Ike's "Ivy" from her digi shop Ike's Art.
You'll find many images that can be used in this challenge.


For this image I used my Prisma colored pencils, Avery Elle Aquamarine ink for the background,
 white pearl Stickles, Ike's Ivy and a free stamps from
one of my magazines for the fairy and the sentiment.
This card could be used for a Birthday or even a Thinking of You depending on the sentiment inside.
                          
I hope you like this sweet and simple card and give something "in the garden" a try.
I can't wait to see your designs so be sure to join us in this challenge, please.  
You can enter it into  Ike's Challenge for a chance at a prize. 
She's also offering a freebie that can be used.

Leave some love to let me know you visited.
Thank you!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Aud's Sentiment Challenge #176 Inspiration


March 9-20  -Theme: Easter/Spring 
Any Sentiment Except for Birthday
Our Sponsor: The Paper Nest

I chose  -   I Miss You
A beautiful young lady that can be used with any sentiment.


I loved coloring this image.  So many colors could have been used but, I've learned make the card THEN color the image.  It makes things so much easier.   The paper dictates the colors.

Card Recipe:
The paper I used is a beautiful vintage assortment by Lemon Craft.  I have no idea how I ever got it but I love this gorgeous double sided Polish paper.
Copic Colors:
RV13,21,23,32,83,85,95


Please leave some love if you have any words of encouragement.  I always like to know when someone visits.
Until next time ~AngeL Hugs~

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Anything Goes Somewhere over the rainbow


Mar 14 - 28     

Anything Goes Somewhere over the rainbow

Ike's Challenges have become "Anything Goes" with a twist.  It's fun to fit the twist in.

In my inspiration I knew immediately what I wanted to do.  
I used "Godshill" with a rainbow.


 The latest trend seems to be using acetate in our cardmaking.  I thought this would make an interesting card an hopefully inspire you to try acetate on a card.  

Recipe:
Rainbow ink pad used on Tim Holtz watercolor paper.
I printed the "Godshill" image on to the acetate and Ta Da one pretty and quick card.

I can't wait to see your designs so be sure to join us in this challenge, please.

Leave some love to let me know you visited.
Thank you!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Aud's Sentiment Challenge #175 Inspiration


March 9-20  - Put up on Mar 7
Theme: Easter/Spring Sentiment
Our Sponsor: Paper Nest Dolls

I chose Some Bunny Loves You
This is my first attempt working with Paper Nest Dolls so I'm still learning.
 I hope you like it.  I think it's very sweet and makes you want to hug a bunny.
(Yes, I do have 2 bunnies my thoughtful hubby bought me.  One is blue and one is pink and they are as sweet as he is!)

Recipe Card:
Somebunny loves you from Paper Nest Dolls
Papers from Jennifer Ellroy-Vintage Blooms and Re'collections
Prisma pencils
Copics: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, R21
Hair - E18, E28, E57
Bunny - W00, W0, W3
Apron - R81, R83, R85
Dress - B91, B93, B95

This is my first attempt working with Paper Nest Dolls so I'm still learning.
Please leave some love if you have any words of encouragement.  I always like to know when someone visits.
Until next time ~AngeL Hugs~

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pearly Spaarkles March Inspiration

A new month is starting so it's time to play a challenge with
"Pearly Sparkles"
This month's theme is flowers.  A variety of ideas!
I chose to use some beautiful cherry blossoms after a favorite flower discussion.  




I kept it very simple and easy to mail in case I decide on the perfect occasions.  
Please join in this challenge and show us your flower card.
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com

Be sure to leave me some love.  I enjoy hearing what you think.
~AngeL Hugs
 

Back in Ike's World

It's time for "Challenge #83"
This will run from Feb 28 - Mar 14
Anything goes with an optional "focal sentiment"

I once again use one of her beautiful "Butterflies"
We have flowers blooming here in Florida and it's feeling like Spring.


I decided to use my new Prisma pencils this time.   I've been waiting to give them a go since I bought them.
The tulips were embossed and fussy cut then colored.  I debated coloring the bakground and the trial one I did made that look less airy so I opted for just the tulips.  The butterfly was also colored with pencils.

We'd love to have you join us in this challenge.  Color your beautiful Ike's image and join us.

Please leave me some love so  know you visited.
 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Aud's Sentiment Challenge #174 Inspiration

#174
Feb 23- March 6
Theme: Animals + A Sentiment

Our sponsor was Ike from Ike's World
I chose an image entitled "Bop U"
This image reminded me of the differences we have as friends
and still find reasons to care and be there for each other.
This is dedicated to my closest friends.

I hope you like it.  I think it's very emotional even if it is simplistic.

Recipe Card:
Papers from The Paper Shelter and Re'collections
Prisma pencils
Copics: 
Dog - 100, W7, W5
Collar - R49, R59 
Cat - B000

Please leave some love if you like it.  I always like to know when someone visits.
Until next time ~AngeL Hugs~

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy 13th Birthday!!

My one and only granddaughter turned 13 over the weekend!!
I wanted to create her something special and after much contemplation
I decided that a grown up "Dress Card" would be perfect.


I thought it would be fun to use the term "Teen Years" instead of 13.
It's a special time in a young lady's life.
I hope she enjoyed the card as much as I did making it for her.



Monday, February 13, 2017

Aud's Sentiments Challenge

Aud's Sentiments  Challenge #173
Challenge will run Feb 9-20
Theme: Valentines/Love Sentiment

I chose to create a design that just wanted to come out of my mind.
Out it came and this is the result


I used a Darice Embossing Folder for the background added my Red and White heart punch
The "ribbon" effect is created with a scrap of red paper and a Martha Stewart Punch out.
I've had the metal heart for well over 15 years so don't even think about asking where it came from...IDKS
The Happy Valentine Day stamp was one I got out of the JoAnn $1 bin + stamped in red and embossed.
I hope you like it and will come up with something simple yet elegant on your own.  This is merely an idea of what can happen when you open up that pandora's box.  Love to see yours.

Please leave me some love letting me know if you like my creations.  It's always wonderful to hear.
Til the next challenge:  ~AngeL Hugs


Valentine 2017






Valentine


Triple Heart Card

This was a fun and easy card.

Recipe Card:
One paper heart doily
2 different print hearts
a small looped white
and a red circle with a pink and red heart in two sizes.
The sentiment was a freebie from one of my magazine's.
The inside has a red embossed "Happy Valentine's" Stamp


Inspirational card for Challenge #82

This week I created an inspirational card for Challenge #82
Anything Goes With an optional twist Nature
For my twist I used the beautiful Floral Wreath image.
You can find her images at:  

This is one of my versions of it and I'm sure 
I'll be using again since I have other ideas for it in mind.


Recipe Card:
Double side purple cardstock from stash
Dark side on outside of card
Re'collections Coordinations
Light (other side) of purple card
X-press it for Copics
Copics in BV000, BV02 and BV13

At first the number of petals intimidated me then 
I just started with a small section at a time and before I knew
it the wreath was completed.  I'd like to urge you take on some of these projects by just working in small sections at a time.

 Please come join us in this challenge at:
The Challenge page


Other Valentine's

These are other Valentine's I made to mail out:


The pop-up card was from Bird's Designs
and the Rose cut out was one of my Silhouette files.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Another fortnight has passed and it's time for the next Ike's World 
This challenge will run from:  Jan 31 - Feb 12   
 I chose Ike's beautiful "Love Letters" image


Recipe Card:
Recollection Cherry Red Cardstock
DWVC Pure White
Copic:
W00, W0, W2
R39, R59, R89 
Pilot Pens: Gold and Silver
White Gel Roll pen
Red Heart Doily
Small Flowers from a recent online sale
Clear rhinestones
Various Scraps

This was one image I've been waiting to color with anticipation I looked at my Copics
My first thought was a wooden box with red details.  Then the more I looked at it I decided
it had to be white with a cool grey shadows and bright red berry hearts.  This was as close as my
rheumatoic hands could come to what my crazy brain saw in my head.  I hope you like it.
Please join us in this challenge at Ike's Challenge page

Don't forget to leave me some love and encouragement before you leave.

 

Monday, January 16, 2017

It's the 2nd fortnight for Ike's Challenge
I used the beautiful Blossom Shoe
It's appears very intricate but if you look closer and start with the vines
then you'll see that it works down to a few large roses and several small petite flowers.

Recipe Card:
Paper: Doodlebug Designs Inc.Hello Sunshine
Copics
Rsoes: R39, 59
Shoe Shadow : C1, C2
Vines: Chameleon G83
Curly Q's: Pilot Metallic Gold


The ribbon was purchased from Notions of Beauty
The maroon ribbon, bow and pearl were from my stash.
I hope this card inspires you in some way and
I hope you find an image that touches your heart and/or soul and join us at Ike's #79 Challenge.
Please be sure to leave me some love if you like my creativity.