Monday, 9 December 2013

Sassy Studio - JIC Challenge

Please be patient with us!  JIC is going through some changes right now, but we're building towards something bigger and better.  So be sure to follow and continue to play along!!!
This week we're sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.......
                                                                  ......and they're giving away fab digis to the shop!
This week's theme is WASHI TAPE!  
Use it any way or where you like on your project.  I used some chevron and stars tape behind my Sassy Wonder Woman image. I LOVE Wonder Woman and was so excited to colour this gal up. 

Please visit us at Just Inspirational Challenges and enter to win (and just to show off!!!)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Paper Shelter - Rosettes

Hello Everyone!  A new challenge from Just Inspirational Challenges.  I had soooo much fun with this one.  Our very talented sponsor is The Paper Shelter.  I just LOVE colouring these girls, and The Paper Shelter make so many unique characters and scenarios.

This week's theme is Rosettes.  They can be a little challenging if you've never done them before, but watch a YouTube video or two and you'll be a pro in no time.
Here's my make for the challenge.  I'm a big pet lover and I think I'm going to give this one to my dog's groomer.  I tried playing around with Copic blender solution and textures (washcloth, sponge, cotton) to give the monsters texture. The image is called Monster Pet Shop
Be sure to head over to Just Inspirational Challenges and enter your Rosettes!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Etsy Shop

This week I have some exciting news!  I wanted a piece of art that incorporated my baby, Winston.  I came up with this....
His silhouette is made up of all the nicknames I have for him.  I posted on facebook and had such a positive response I decided to open my own Etsy Shop!  I can now create custom pieces for anyone using their dog's silhouette and their nicknames, characteristics, commands, etc.  I send the file in jpeg format so people can print and frame, use it to make mousepads, calendars, mugs, iphone cases, ...any kind of photo gifts.  Plus by sending a digital image customers don't have to pay for shipping.  Who knows if it'll take off, but I had my first order within hours of posting, so fingers crossed!!  Please feel free to check out other examples at The Crafty Meerkat

On to my card for the week.  This is one of the newer Saturated Canary images called Tidy Up.  I just love colouring all her pleats and long hair!
Sorry, I coloured her a while ago and can't remember what Copics I used!

I'm entering her in the following challenges:
Anonymous Stamps - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Use a Digi
Creative Inspirations Paint - anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - anything goes
One stitch at a time - Bingo (Stickles are hard to see but on the dots of her headband/dress, 3+layers, die cut)
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
Pink Gem Challenge - sparkles
All Sorts Challenge - bring on the Bling
Color me creative challenge - anything goes
Dynamic Duos - Tripple threat (blush, raspberry, pear)
Inkspirational - anything goes
Just some lines - three or more embellishments
Lady Anne's Challenge - more than one layer

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Dr Digi and Stitching

Just Inspirational Challenges is hosting another challenge, this week sponsored by Dr. Digi.  They have some hilarious characters perfect for any card making need.  Be sure to go here to check them out.  Their prize is a free digi!
This week's theme is stitching.

 It can be real or faux.  My card below has some machine stitching on the background paper and some hand stitching on the sentiment.  The image is called Perfect Sunday.   Get out your thread and show us what you've got!  Contest closes in a week.  

(inside of the card says "Depends....")

Copics used:
Chair: R35, R46, R59
Stool: E23, E25  Skin: E000,E00,E01
Dog: E04, E17, E18, E19, Y28, G20, G24
Pants: E55, E57, E59   Vest: B91, B93
Shirt: YG 61, YG 63, YG 65

Monday, 11 November 2013

Owl Always Love You

My favourite go-to images are always Saturated Canary.  This pretty girls is Owl Always Love You.  

Copics used
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27
Clothes: R35, R46, R56, R89,YR23, YR24, YR27
Shoes: C03, C05, C07

I'm entering in the following challenges:
Anonymous Stamps - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - a Sentiment
My Besties - lots of layers
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything with a Bow
Digi Makeover Challenge - Stitching
Lady Anne's Challenge - more than one layer
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - #34 Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Stitching
Parade Your Crafts - Grateful
Simon Says Stamps - ink
Stamp and Create - Feathers
The Paper Girls - Cut It Out
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration

***Update November 12th: for anyone who has already been here and got another post on your blog- someone was kind enough to point out how to link to a post and not my whole blog.  I went back and fixed my entries.  Thanks!!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Brad Challenge

This week Team B at Just Inspirational Challenges are working with....
Who doesn't have dozens of brads lying get them out and show us what you can do with them!  This week the challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet and the prize is your choice of digis from their shop.  Be sure to pop over and take a look, they have thousands to choose from!
Here's my make using Ballerina Bear.  I was a little unsure at first at how the texture would look with all the sketch lines, but I found it really helped make blending easy!
Copics used:
Bear: E31, E33, E44, E57, E79
Dress: R81, R83, R85, YG 91, YG93
Shoes: E47, E79

Be sure to visit Just Inspirational Challenges for more examples of Stitchy Bear and Brads, and enter to win!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

First Design Team Post!!

I'm so happy to say I've already joined a design team! The lovely ladies over at Just Inspirational Challenges  are hosting challenges each week. For each challenge there's a sponsor and an inspirational photo. Be sure to follow them and play along!

This week it's Team B's turn

Our talented sponsor is Penny Blossom and the fabulous prize is a gift certificate to the Penny Blossom shop.

This weeks theme is BINGO!  Your entry must include 3 elements that form a line on the bingo card.

Here's what I came up with using the combo of Squares, 3 Papers and Flowers; along with the Penny Blossom digi "Say Cheese".

Be sure to visit Just Inspirational Creations to see the great items Team B has come up with and submit your entry!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

My first challenge entry

Here's my entry for this week's Saturated Canary "Shabby Chic" challenge, as well as Sassy Studio's "Shabby Chic" challenge, using Violet Vintage from Saturated Canary.  I also posted it on My Craft Creations Digi-image challenge and Marker Pop's "Challenge 30".

First Copic cards

I've decided to start a blog so I can enter contests and hopefully one day join a design team (fingers crossed!).  I've recently started working with Copics; here are my first few cards.

Here is a card for my nephew's first birthday using a Mo Manning image, Biker Babe.

A Mother's Day card using an image from The Greeting farm, Maggie Cleaning.

Kenny K makes some cute adult images, great for cards for men.  This one is using Jessi Jane.

Jade Dragonne makes images both sassy and sweet, and best of all they're available for free for personal use!

The Paper Shelter makes some creative images for just about every interest and occasion.  This one is using The Dragon Whisperer

Saturated Canary is by far my favourite, and the majority of my cards use her images.  Here are a couple of them....