Thursday, 31 July 2014

SSD sponsored challenges

Hi everyone!
Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring two challenges I've entered this week.

First up is an Anything Goes challenge over at Crafting By Designs.   I used Canada Honey to make this cute CAS (and patriotic!) card.

Next up is Creative Knockouts with a Birthday card challenge.  I made this card for a friend of mine who LOVES Belle using Belle Honey

I was so happy with how her dress turned out looking shiny; and happy with her hair too. 

Get your Sassy on and enter these SSD sponsored challenges for your chance to win some free images!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

JIC - Paper Shelter and hobbies

Hi everyone!
Time for another Team A challenge at Just Inspirational Challenges.

I worked with Cecilia by the Paper Shelter.  I don't know what it is about this image, but I'm always so drawn to it.  I had a great time trying to come up with the look of some realistic rich wood for her cello.

Can you guess the theme this week???

Copics used:
Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, 04 R20
Hair - E49, 47, 44, 42
Dress - YG91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Cello - E21, 09, 19 YR27 W03, 05, 07

I've seen a lot of people use Frantage around an image but haven't found any around me.  Instead I used some regular embossing powder, sprinkled it around the image, and heated it from underneath with my heat gun.  

If you haven't guessed, our theme is...
Hobbies and Sports!!

We have two fantastic sponsors this week who both make the cutest images that are so fun to colour!

Play along with us and you'll have a chance at winning some images from their shops!!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Christmas in July

Lately I've been right into Simply Betty images; even have had a couple custom ones done (projects to come soon!).  Some of my favourites are the Betty Boudoir and Betty Boo collections.  With so many Christmas in July challenges going on I decided to put a twist on this Birthday Boudoir Betty.  Not only did I use her in a non-traditional way, but I decided to do some non-traditional colours with my Christmas theme too.

Betty recently celebrated her 5th anniversary with her fun stamps, and released a whole Birthday Betty line-up.  Here are a couple other ones I created.

I think this one using Birthday Goddess is one of my favourite cards I've done....

and this one using Elegant Birthday portrait was my first ever easel card!

I'd love to be part of Betty's team, so if you're so inclined please leave me some love and let her know I'd be a great addition!!  Have a great day!

I'm entering my first card into the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Christmas in July
DL Art - Christmas in July
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas is a coming
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Digi Choosday - Xmas in July
Scrap Creations - Christmas in July
Sparkles Forum - Christmas in July
Corrosive Challenge - Christmas in July

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Close to my Heart

Hey everyone!
Today I'm featuring a card I popped together today.  My friend LOVES purple to the point she just called her baby Violet, so this was the card I made to go with my baby gift.  I'm so happy with how she turned out and how my colouring is improving.
The image is Close To My Heart by Saturated Canary.  The papers are some old Chatterbox ones I had stashed away 'cause they're some of my favs.  The top lace/gem is Prima Say it in Crystals.

Copics used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair (mother) - E42, E44, E47, E49
Hair (child) - E39, E37, E34
Wrap - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Dress: YR23, YR24, YR27, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

I'd love some more blog followers, so if you like my card I'd appreciate a follow!!

I've entered her into the Saturated Canary FB challenge "Anything Goes" as well as the following:
Crafty Sentiments - hand coloured image
Deep Ocean - lots of layers
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Oddball Stamps - show off your colouring
1, 2, 3 Get Scrappy - Purple, Orange, Green
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Lunagirl Moonbeams - Use your favourite colour
Use Your Stuff - Layers
Aloha Friday - Favourite colour combo (violet and olive)

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

JIC - Sassy Studio and Shabby Chic

Hi everyone!
Today I'm showing off my latest creation for Just Inspirational Challenges.

Our theme this week is.......
Shabby Chic!!!

We have three terrific sponsors....Sassy Studio DesignsZuri Vice President Jr, and Melonheadz Doodles....and they're all giving away prizes so play along!

I used SSD's France Honey.  This was the most fun I've had colouring hair in a while!  It's also only the second time I've made an easel card.  I have to say I loved the extra space to create with...I think I'll do these more often!  This is a bracket card cut with my Silhouette Portrait. 

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 04 R20
Hair: E23, 25, 27, 29
Outfit: R81, 83, 85, 89, BG70, 10, 13  W03, 05, 07

Thanks everyone for taking a look and please be sure to visit the JIC blog for more inspiration!  Have a great week!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Happy Canada Day!

Hi everyone!  Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians.  Hope you all enjoy it with the people you love most!

I had a bit of a card making marathon this weekend.  I have a couple DT challenges going live please take a look and play along!

First up is the monthly challenge at Just Inspirational Challenges.  We were all SUPER excited when we heard who our awesome sponsors were....


and our inspiration this month is 

STITCHING (real or faux)

Here's my DT card using Powder Puff London.  The stitching may be hard to see in the photo, but I used my mini-sewing machine to sew the black paper to the green one.

Since I was having so much fun colouring Simply B images I did this one too 

This is Rockin' Birthday Cutie.  The inside of the card says "we bitches live forever...".  haha!

Next up is JIC's Team A weekly challenge.  The challenge is sponsored by Zuri Vice President Jr
and the inspiration is ..


I used the Zuri image Little Mermaid.  I LOVE how her tail turned out.  I dotted some copics in a colour spectrum of BGs, Bs and BVs, blended with some BG70, then covered it in Platinum stickles. 

Thanks for checking out the challenges and please be sure to play along!  Also, if you're not a follower...please take the time to follow my blog!
Thanks and have a great day!