Tuesday, May 17, 2022

House Mouse Roses

 I used the color challenge today at SCS using Fresh Fresia, Polished Pink and Evening Evergreen.



 I love bird watching and have a few bird feeders out- the pink is a bit bright, but I toned it down with a 'O' Copic marker. I used a number of neutral colors allowed in the color challenge.
  Markers used: Fresh Fresia- V01 , Polished Pink RV14, Evening Evergreen G29
Neutrals: Sahara Sand W1, Gray Granite W3, Smoky Slate N2, Crumb Cake E42, Soft Suede E44, Black, 'O'.

 I am going to enter this card into the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge


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Shelly

Monday, May 16, 2022

Jan's Digital Stamps half through May!

  We are half way through the May challenge at Jan's Digital Stamps challenge!  The theme is always Anything Goes- hope you will come join us!
  
  My husband and I are running around alot this month!  It was our Grandson's 3rd Birthday, so we traveled to the Western Slopes of Colorado, and now off to my DD2's graduation- she has earned her PhD in Environmental Studies! Lots of excitement this month!
 

 I am using a May new release from Jan's Digital Stamps for this card called Paws-itivity.  How sweet!  This image comes pre-colored and black/white.  I did make a card that I colored, but it did not hold a candle to Jan's pre-colored image, so I am going to work more on my fur coloring!

I hope you will come join us for the May AG challenge over at the challenge Blog!!!

Challenges: TBA


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Shelly

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Take Flight

For the Alpha challenge, we are on the letter Y=Yesterday.  At first, I thought Vintage, but then I saw this image on my desk and decided to color it up for memories of Yesterdays where we did fun activities with our kids.


 I am in another group where we have an image swap each month- one person sends us the image to create with.  This sweet House Mouse (called Gone with the Wind) is from CJ.  I colored the image using Copics, added Purple and Green DP to coordinate with the kite.  I like bolder colors and really love this sweet image!

What is a fun memory of an activity you did with your kids???

Challenges:


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Shelly

Monday, May 2, 2022

Best Friend

Man's Best friend, of course, is a pup of course!!!


Oh how I love this sweet pup image- my hubby grew up on a farm and it is so true to life!  This image is a new release from Jan's Digital Stamps. The images Jan sells come in black and white and pre-colored. On this card, I used the precolored image on this card. 
 The challenge at Jan's runs all month, and is always Anything Goes. Come join us! HERE is the challenge Blog link

Challenges TBA

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Shelly

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Masterpiece

 I enjoyed coloring this sweet image rec'd from Tracie C for the image swap at Splitcoast.  We all receive an image monthly and send our card to an assigned partner. 


How fun is this sweet image!  I colored it using Copic markers. I stenciled the background using Recollections stencils and Distress inks. Purple was my Mother's favorite color, so I made the flowers purple.  The is one of those swaps where I think- I must have this image from Colorado Craft Company- I just love this!  I die cut the panel and added background foam dimensional and mounted it on Wasabi cardstock. 

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Happy Birthday

I played around a bit with die cuts today and put together a Birthday Card


 Distress Oxide ink was used on the background, then I misted it, water stamped the musical noted then restamped them using the DOX ink. Splatter using Iridescent medium was added then the die cut was added. Shimmery enamel dots finish off the card. 

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Celebrate!!!

A fun card for a Birthday celebration!  My Grandson is turning 3!


This House Mouse image is called Party!  I have had it for years I think.  Nothing better than ice cream and a cupcake to share!  The image is colored using Copics. 

Challenges:

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Shelly

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Technique fun and Sweet Birthday!

 While away at a stampin' retreat, one of the ladies let me use her stitching dies.  


I loved stitching on the die, and had to buy one from the Spellbinders stitching dies set- on sale at Hobby Lobby 40% off this week : )  LOL
 I also had an Alpha challenge for a 'X' on a card. I used the Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC) challenge at Splitcoaststampers and I used pigment ink on the yarn/jute and embossed it with silver EP. I love that the die is center stage.  I will use this as a Christmas card- looks like a snowflake to me!

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Saturday, April 23, 2022

A couple challenge cards for today 

 The Alpha challenge at Splitcoaststampers is Victorian which I take as Vintage.... : )  I used some Tim Holtz ephemera, Paper Studio card and die cut flowers. I love the look of collage and do not think I am too good at it....  but am happy with how this turned out.



 The Ways to Use it challenge asked for stars.  I had this background made from a stencil and cut out a large srat, backed it with the glitter paper and raised it on a dimensional. The nativity is foiled and a RAK from a Swap at Splitcoast. The Peace die vut by Memory box was cut out 4 times, 3 in white and one in the blue glitter cardstock. 

Challenges: TBA

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Shelly

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Sewing and Lillies

I joined in a couple of challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week.  


This is for the color challenge at Splitcoast this week- Pacific Point, Pear and Gorgeous Grape.  This fun House Mouse image was sent to me by my friend Rebekah. I colored it using Copics and used the colors for the challenge Pear and Pacific Point cardstock. The stitching image is from Clear Dollar Stamps. 

I would like to enter this card in the House Mouse Monday challenge- stitching and AG



The Sketch challenge at Splitcoast was a bit different this week, and I decided to finally used these lillies I have had on my desk for over a month!  I colored the images using Copics. The die cut is Gina Marie. Sequins finish the sketch and the touch!  

Challenges :TBA


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Shelly