Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy Mother's Day My Rose

 
When my daughter was a little bit younger she look just like Kate Winslet's
Rose from Titanic.  So mush so she was offered a position at the
permanent display in Orlando.  Our favorite outfit was the one "Rose" wore when "Jack" first saw her.  Those were the colors I used for the card.  This is a line art from ADFD.
 


I hope you love her as much as we do.
 
 
 
 
 

Happy 1st Mother's Day

 
Elijah's Mom is having her 1st Mother's Day
 
 
I picked out a new card fold called a Pop Up Fold
 
When you take the card out of the envelope it "Pops Up" at you.
 
 


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

 
I made this card for a very special person's birthday.
 
I used a good old fashion red rubber stamp for this colored it with Copic markers.


 
It's done in my favorite purple colors.  I've also made a new Watermark for my cards.
 
I hope she likes it with as much love as I put into it.


5 - 18 May #37 Naughty and Nice

 
The Challenge Theme is "Naughty and Nice "
 
I used  "Honey and Do Your Thing".  A beautiful digi of Ike's with many uses. 
 
This is what I did with it for this challenge
 
 
 
 
 
 
I glued the two cards to give the appearance of a notebook.  The "Naughty girl" destroyed the list.  :-)
 
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19 May – 1 Jun #38 Historic

 
The Challenge Theme is "Historic"
 
I used the "Godshill". 
 
Another beautiful digi of Ike's with many uses. 
 
This is what I did with it for this challenge

This is the first time in many, many years that I've water colored and the first time on a card.
 
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ike's Challenge #36 No Patterned Papers

I used Ike’s beautiful "Snowdrops" to create this card.  They are one of the first flowers to bloom in Spring which I miss.  They often come up through the snow and are perfect to place in a flower bed right outside one of the doors you use most.
 
Since the challenge was no patterned papers I decided to showcase the artwork with "Cuttelbug's" Denise's Frame embosser.  I think it does a beautiful job of drawing your eye to the art.
The art was colored with Copic's in shades of warm grey, and various greens.
This would make a good Easter or Mother's Day card.

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Ike's Challenge #35 "Things with Wing's"


This was the art of Ike that I chose to use for this challenge.
Set of 4 Shoes
 
I used Darice's Stage with Curtain Embossing folder.  The background was masked and colored with a sponge using "Tim Holtz" Broken China distress ink.  The beautiful wing shoe was painted with (a very difficult to film) Crystal Sparkle by Scribbles.  I used Copics to color the area where the wing attached to the shoe.
I'll be using this for a Mother's Day card.

 
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lavendar Girl

As promised this is Ike's image Muse 5 with lavender hair.
 
 
The Copic colors used:
 
Face:
E11
E50
E53
R20
R22
Lavendar Hair:
BV000
V20
V22
 
Flowers from WOC
 
 
This card has been entered at
 


A wee bit of the Irish

I created this for a special Irish Lass friend of mine:
 

I hand made the pin.  The cut-outs are Silhouette and flowers are from Prima.
 
 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ike's Challenge #33 Coloured hair

New Challenge over at Ike's Challenges #33 Colored hair (other than natural).  You really need to try this.  I used Copics to color my Muse 5 image.  It's so much fun to challenge yourself to try something new.  If you've colored hair before this is the same technique only using colors other than natural.  We've all seen someone with colored hair somewhere.  (Age telling here - remember laughing @ the old blue haired ladies?)  Who ever dreamed it would be a fashion trend for stars like Pink to Lady Gaga to Kelly Osborne and in my case the lady that does my nails.  It's everywhere!  You could be the prize winner!  I chose Muse #5 my image of choice.

 
The Copic alcohol marker colors I used were:
 
Face:
E11
E50
E53
R20
R22
 
Teal Hair:
BG000
BG10
BG32
BG34
BG07
 
I handmade the flower spray and the pin (click on the picture and it's on the left side).
I had so much fun I also made a lavender that I'll be posting later.
 
If you use one of Ike's lovely images you'll receive an extra vote.  You can find her shop here.  Please join us in this uniquely fun challenge.  I know you'll enjoy challenging yourself.  You can view the Design Team ideas on the challenge page if you need some motivation.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

#32 Paper Piecing

 
The new theme for Ike's World Challenge #32
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com
 
is " Paper Piecing"
I used the "Hatter".  A great digi of Ike's that I immediately thought how it would work with paper piecing.  Having been working on Valentine cards my brain said this would make a great leprechaun.  Then I set about making him green.
This is what I did with it for challenge #32

(Don't to forget  to click on the image to see a larger view)
I used a main Christmas green colored cardstock from Recollection (It can be purchased from Michael’s).  The following items were pieced.  The pants, jacket and hat from green.  The hat band and bow from white (I used a small foam piece to attach the bow and give the card more dimension.)  I completed it with a gold and then green mat.  The main card was created with green and I used a St. Patrick’s themed paper for the mat on the main card.
All in all I think he turned from the “Hatter” to Leprechaun just by the use of color fairly well.
 We'd love to see what you can do to make us have a good laugh and have a chance to win the challenge.
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#31 Make Us Laugh

This week’s theme for Ike's World Challenge

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is "Make us laugh"
I used the "Skellie Gossip".  A great digi of Ike's that sent my mind whirling with ideas. 
This is what I did with it for challenge #31


(Don't to forget  to click on the image to see a larger view)
I used a main kraft colored cardstock.  I then used a brown swirl cardstock from Colorbook an 8 1/2 X 11 paper pack called Earth Tone.  I found 3 antique buttons from the button box my Mom left me.  A bit of cream ribbon finished it off.


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Hope to see you there.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Birthday

This is a birthday card I made for someone near and dear. 
We have several birthday's in February in our family. 
(This close to Christmas it makes the budget tight but well worth it.)  3 Birthday's a week apart.
 

I think she'll like the "butterfly sticker" on her cheek.
 




Christmas Glitter Ornament Card

 
This was also a new technique to me.
 
Using clear packing tape, glitter, a favorite paper and ribbon.
 
This is also a card that can take on all different looks depending on the paper used.  I ran out of time this year so I plan on making more of them next year with different paper.
 

I really liked the way this turned out.
 



2014 Christmas 2

 
I created these cards using an oval mask I created from a piece of cardstock.
Using this technique will enable you to use a variety of stamps to create your scene.
 


I used a mask  and sponge to create the background.  I then removed the mask and added the trees and such to the interior of the masked area.  The large tree on the side was stamped without the mask and outside of the masked area.  Give a look at your stamps I'm sure you'll find you have some that will work with this technique.
 
I used Tim Holtz ink pads to stamp and various stamps.. 
 

2014 Christmas

I tried a new technique to me called origami folding.  To say I enjoyed it is mild.  I loved making these beautiful and versatile cards.
 

 
As you can see I got a little crazy making them but
everyone who received one commented favorably.
If you haven't tried this it's an easy way to
create mass cards and each has a different look.
 
 


Baby Boy

I created this to welcome Elijah Aero Thomas to our world.
 





Fussy Cuts

These are cards I made a year ago and have never posted .  I thought I'd go ahead and show you 2 cards I made in a local Scrapboook/Card store. (Sadly this store is no longer open.).
This was my first attempt using "Tombow" markers and fussy cutting.  Please keep that in mind before you judge them.  LOL
 
 
 
Yes, the paper dolls were cut out as a string.  You really have to have your patience up to fussy cut.
The stamped images were provided to us and they are created by Gorjuss.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ike's Sketch Challenge

A Sketch Over at Ike’s World challenge
Good morning it is time for a new Ike's World challenge
 
 
 
This week’s theme is A SKETCH
 
 
I used the "Saucy Fairy".  A beautiful digi of Ike's with many uses. 
This is what I did with it for this challenge.
 
The beautiful satin pink heart ribbon is from Art Expressions.  If you click on the image you'll also see pink glitter on the wings, red stickles on the skirt, white stickles on the flounce and small heart sprinkles that I picked up in the dollar bin at Michael's.  The 3 foam hearts at the base of the image were part of a great purchase I made when I bought a bag full of different types and colors  from Oriental Trading.
 
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Something Old, Something New

Christine using I think of you and Bite Me




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