Thursday, March 31, 2011

McMahon Five

The entire McMahon Five Designs new releases are HERE

 This sweet little bunny is from Studio 313 at McMahon Five Designs.  It is colored with Copics in pastel colors. There is a touch of Copic Spica pen for shimmer. The background is made with the Glimmer Mist Water coloring Technique by the Technique Junkies- it is so shimmery IRL. The shimmery velvet ribbon is from the Target dollar spot.

 My next card- an image by Fairydoodler-Fairy Sitting- is so hard to photograph because of the shimmer on the card- another Technique Junkies technique- the background is from my stash, so I do not know what it is called....I can only guess.... it is very shimmery...that I know for sure!

 I printed out the image on Vellum, colored it from the back with Copic markers and did the pierced vellum technique- Technique Junkies.  There are pearls added and punched butterflies with little pearls in the centers.  The peach dots around the Nestie and the shimmer on the wings is Mango Creative Inspirations paint.  Sentiment is by Create with TLC.

A couple of challenges:
Crafty Creations-Bunnies
Creative Craft World-Easter

Thanks for stopping by!

McMahon Five New Releases 3/31/11

Here are the new releases from McMahon Five Designs for this week.

Goose Girl

Card by: Bonnie

Goose Girl, Prima Swallowtail Butterflies, Prima Pink Lilies, Prima Roses of Spain, Stickles, Prima Ice Pearls

Close up by: Bonnie

Card by: Diane

 Goose Girl

Chalkboard by: Raven

Fairy Flying

Card by: Sue
Fairy Flying, Star Dust Stickles, Copics, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Paper

 Fairy Sitting

Card by: Shelly
Fairy Sitting, Kaisercraft Pearls

Card by: Sue
Fairy Sitting, Prima Innocence 2 White Flowers, Prima Mini Yellow Flowers, Star Dust Stickles Glitter Glue, Copics, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80#

 Fairy Dancing

Card by: Lorie

Fairy Dancing, Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Prima Cornflower Blue Pearls

Card by: Sue
Fairy Dancing, Dear Lizzy Metal Flower Brads, Star Dust Stickles Glitter Glue, Copics, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Paper

and Digital papers:

Card by: Carolyn
Easter Bunny, Prima Fairy Tale Roses, Prima Mini Roses, Tickles

Card by: Shelly
Easter Bunny, Easter Sentiment

Easter Hat Trick

Card by: Diane

Easter Hat Trick

Easter Gift Box by: Judy

Easter Hat Trick

Easter Gift Box by: Judy

Card by: Amy
Sailing With Love, Prima Fairytale Roses

Close up by: Amy

Card by: Diane

Sailing With Love

Card by: Christine
Sailing With Love, Copics

For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Creative Belli Challenge #114 Sewing

The Creative Belli Challenge is to use sewing on your card- you do not sew? Well, any sewing theme will work......think seamstress (stitching, buttons, seam tape, pins etc.)
I love to sew on cards, so that is what I did!

 I used the Midnight Madness Sketch and a digital image, sentiment and digi paper freebies from Create with TLC.  I colored the image with Copics, added highlight with the Copic Spica pen. I texturized the rug a touch with blending solution for a little texture. I used a Stampin Up Sizzix flourish and flower punch that I have had for ages and has not been used.  I also dug out some embellishments from Gina K that I bough at least 3-4 yrs ago...and used them in the center of the flowers.  The flowers were scrunched up and crumpled then rubbed over with Mustard SU ink. I then spritzed the distressed flowers with Yellow Glimmer Mist.
 The Spirit of the Belli is to use your Old and Forgotten embellishments- so take a look at your stash and come join us by going to the BELLI BLOG and linking your project.
  For ideas and inspiration, check out the DT creations:
Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Holly Brown
Anne Harmon
Robin Kirkpatrick
Jessica Stockmeyer
Joan Ervin
Maria Matter
Darsie Bruno
Joy Hadden
Robin Parker
Chris Olsen
Mary Marsh
Karen Wallace

Also, if you upload a card to any galleries online  to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC114 in the keywords section.

Challenges for my card:
Midnight Madness- Sketch
Clear it out Tuesday-Flowers
Ladybug Crafts-Make your own flowers
Partytime Tuesday-Anything goes plus a flower you made
Tuesday Throwdown-florals
Paper Playtime-Anything goes
Sugar Creek Hollow-Stitching
Peachy Keen-Flower Power
Your Next Stamp-Stitching
365 cards-Mix and Match-Create with TLC, Stampin Up, Gina K, Copic,Tattered Angels

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Bloggers Challenge-Sketch Challenge

  I play in a Bloggers Challenge each week and list Mom LISA S issues the challenges . It is a great way to get your creative MoJo going and I find alot of the cards so inspiring.  This week is a sketch challenge:
 And here is the card I came up with:
 These images are from the Help for Katie Set #1 and are by Waltzingmouse and True D Doodle Designs (the clouds).  Perfect for my little nephew who has just been diagnosed with Wilms tumor of the kidney- and is recovering from having the tumor and his kidney removed.
  I added Creative Inspirations Paint to the clouds and colored the image with Copics.
 Come play with us- link to the cards and mention Bloggers Challenge in your post-  Challenge Mom LISA's blog can be found HERE.

Bloggers Challenge-Sketch- Mr Linky Below 
Guylou's Inimitability- Dots
AiFactory-Under the Weather
Aud Sentiments-Get Well

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

McMahon Five Easter Eggs- New Release Thursday

I had so much fun with this sweet image from McMahon Five Designs- no little ruffles for me anymore, but I loved to dress my kids up for holidays when they were little and am guilty for just loving the lacy bloomers under their smocked and frilly dresses!

 I cut out this (unused) Nestie and colored with Copic markers. I thought embellishing it with a pearl pen would be fun (it's only a year old and unused....). Then I had to make some lace flowers and put pearls in the centers.  I added some Patterned Prima paper from M5D and the lace to the right of the image, sewed down a piece of fiber from M5D too. (You could add it with glue dots as well)..... The Patterned paper in the background is from a new release last week- HERE- and the sentiment is from TLC.  I added Creative Inspirations Paint to highlight the image and the sentiment- here is a close-up look:

Here are the links for all of the products I used in case you are interested:
Easter Eggs digi HERE  Background Patterned paper HERE   Prima patterned paper (Annalee) sewn on Rt side HERE  The pearls in the lace flower center HERE  Prima fiber/ribbon sewn on the Rt side of the card HERE   all from McMahon Five Designs
The Creative Inspirations paint can be found HERE  and Create with TLC HERE

ABC- sewing (or quilting)
Crafty Creations-In stitches
Anything goes-make your own embellishments- lace flowers
Creative Craft Challenges- lace
Kaboodles Doodles- colors- yellow, pink, blue, green
Creative Inspirations Paint-Easter

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Blessed Day!
Shelly Schmidt

McMahon Five New Releases-3/24/11

McMahon Five New Release- great new digi's in the store!  Here is the new release!

Far Away

Card by: Diane

Card by: Raven

The Egg Hunt

Card by: Lorie

Card by: Shelly

Card by: Bonnie

The Kitten Basket

Card by: Amy

Card by: Carolyn

Card by: Diane

Card by: Judy


Card by Kristine

Vintage Biker

Card by: Christine

Card by: Diane

For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!
I added my post seperately so I can tell you about the details......