Saturday, December 28, 2019

Life Been a Zoo???

I hope you have recovered from your festivities-if they are over....we are beginning a week in Colorado with my kids for our family Christmas- life is good!

 When my siblings gathered, a few from out of town went to the zoo with my sister and I tagged along.  It took us 3 hours to get 20 minutes from where she lived!  But, we saw the zoo lights at Brookfield Zoo and had a fun time with family.
  I am going to send this to one of them.....not sure who yet.....

 The image by Newton's Nook is colored using Copic markers.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

After Christmas Peeps

A little after Christmas relaxation, and I made a card for a challenge at SCS- Knit Wit.  I did not have any whitty sentiments that went along with knitting, so just used a Unity sentiment,

  I used an Alcohol Ink background in Yellows and blues for the background- done on white glossy cardstock.  I inked up the EF by Sunny Studios using Marina Mist ink and ran it through the EF.  I added the image which was cut out with a die and used Copic Markers to color in the images. The sentiment is by Unity.  I punched it out using a 1 1/4 " punch.

 I am the only girl in my family that knits, but I do enjoy it especially in the winter months!

I hope you had a Blessed Holiday- ours is not over quite yet....

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Glorious Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.  I do, so made another version of the Chriostmas card on my previous post.

 I first made a version without the blue stars in the background

  I like them both.  I tried different ways of adding the silver alont the edges, double sided tape runner, just sponging on the Versamark ink and finally, putting a strip of paper down and sponging Versamark onto the edge that was uncovered.

God Bless and Merry Christmas!!!

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Oh Holy Night

Christmas Eve is here.  Using a Falliday Fest stamp set for the perfect card!

 It also fulfills three challenges at SCS, vellum, color and Christmas!  I added Silver EP for the edging on both panels and for the sentiment.

God Bless and Merry Christmas for thise who celebrate!

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Holiday Chaos Day 7- Friday Freebie

It's the last day of Holiday Chaos, and it is also Friday Freeboe day!  This adorable image is free in the Bugaboo store for the next week.  Remember, you have until 12/31 to enter your cards in the Holiday Chaos- you can make Holiday Thank You cards : ) 

 I made this yellow for a VSN challenge at Splitcoaststampers. It's hard to imagine that so many spend Christmas in warm weather and never see snow!  I also used a stencil that is a Zig Zag pattern for a Z Alpha challenge. And, finally, I made this yellow and purple- it is the year anniversary of my mom passing, and she loved yellow and purple.
  The image is colored using Copics and a Wink of Stella pen. I had a shimmery Washi that is full of shimmer.  The sentiment is Art Impressions. The oval punch and scalloped punch are from SU.  The rectangle die is Memory Box stitched dies.

Challenges- TBA

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Holiday Chaos Day 6 Color Challenge

It's day 6 of the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos.  The Catch the Bug Blog is the place to go for all of the challenges.
  We have a color challenge today:


 This image is from a Christmas Set of Mini Tags   I like to use these as sentiments, but challenged myself to use one as a main focus on a card.  I colored with Copics and added shimmer using Wink of Stella.

Hoping you will join us over at Catch the Bug challenge for some Holiday Chaos!!!
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Holiday Chaos at Bugaboo Day 5

I hope you have had a chance to stop by the Catch the Bug challenges this week!  Today, we have an inspirational picture challenge- here is my take on the picture.

HERE is the picture:

 LOL, I went with the Penguin in the pot of the tree : )  And, the red and the hat in the photo.  So cute- what pup doesn't love cookies!!!

Challenges- TBA

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Joyous Greetings

I made this for an Alcohol Ink challenge (VSN) over at SCS.  I used a Unity image and some embossing to bring this to life- letting the AI take center stage!!!

I used Memory Box stitched circle dies for the silver card circle edging. The image and sentiment are from Unity.  The image is embossed using a clear EP.  

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Holiday Chaos Day 4- New Release

There is a New Release at Bugaboo today, plus a BINGO board for the Holiday Chaos Day 4 challenge.

and the BINGO board

  As you can see, I chose Kraft, free and Glitter. The image is colored using Copic Markers. I added Wink of Stella for shimmer.  I layered the image on Kraft cardstock embossed with a TH brick pattern.  The DSP is (retired) SU. The sentiment is Graciellie Designs.

Challenges- TBA

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Alphabet challenge-'A'

I joined in on an Alphabit challenge over at SCS, and we are on the letter 'A' this past week.

 I have thesde sweet angel images just waiting to see ink : )  And, they are perfect for the A challenge- aka Angels.  I used a technique challenge over at Splitcoast using Pan pastels and a Stencil.  I was able to get 2 backgrounds from this technique.....  The die I used is Gina Marie. The cardstock is old SU- Bordering Blue. The images are colored using Copics and I colored over the angel dresses in Wink of Stella.

The Cutie Pie Challenge- Christmas Cuties
Make My Monday- Christmas

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Bugaboo Holiday Chaos- ABAC

We are making ABAC aka Anything but a Card  and adding glitter for Holiday Chaos today. The challenge is at Catch the Bug.  I made a couple of Christmas tags.

I used the Scan and Cut and an image called Reindeer Peeker. The images were colored using Copic markers. I cut the top of the tag using American Crafts DP and the SU scalloped edge punch. The To & From stamp is Inkadinkado. The glitter strips are Washi Tape,

There are great prizes for participants of the challenges- hope you join us over at Catch the Bug!

Artsystamper- Tags
International Art and Soul- Tags

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos- Sketch

Day two of Holiday Chaos at Bugaboo is a Sketch challenge. Plus, don't forget to add a critter to your card!!!


 I used DP from American Crafts (From Tuesday Morning) for my sketch.  I am using this all week for my cards.  I colored the image with Copics, cut it our with a die and added sequins and some Christmas rhinestones and a brad.

Come join us this week- there are so many prizes each day and more huge prizes for the overall winner for those that post each day.  This is a great way to finish making cards for Christmas/Holidays!!!

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

House Mouse - mints!

 I had to join in at the Splitcoaststampers VSN challenge by Dr Sonja.  We are to make a card using all white plus one other color.

 This House Mouse image was stamped onto Recollections cardstock using Memento Tuxedo ink.  I colored the image with Copic markers. The die is by Gina Marie.

House Mouse & Friends- Christmas
Cut it Up challenge- Christmas and a die
CAS on Friday- Christmas

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Bugaboo- Holiday Critter Chaos

Today begins Holiday Critter Chaos over at Bugaboo- the challenge Blog is Catch the Bug.  A challange each day for a week, then loads and loads of prizes to be won!!!

Today, we are making cards with a Critter and some snow.  I used the image called Little Pengiun Toque.  I did quite a bit of fussy cutting, and some dies from MFT for the snow banks.  The ink is from Simon Hurley Creates - the 2 blues called Clear Skies and Remember Me. It is reactive with water too.  The fussy cut (black) snowflakes are psrt of the image, I put a small rhinestone in the center of each one.
  The white cardstock is very shimmery IRL, and I added shimmer using Wink of Stella on the lt peach parts pf the hats.

Alphabet Challenge- S is for snow
Crafty Catz- Blue Christmas

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Bugaboo- Friday Freebie

Ohhh, I love the freebie at Bugaboo Digital Images today!  It's a sweet Candy Cane Bear!

 It is a perfect image for the striped DP, and easy to Fussy Cut too!  (Although, thatis not necessary, I love it fussy cut!).  Copics were used to color this image, and all of the white on the candy cane has Wink of Stella for shimmer. The DP was layered over Silver cardstock, then onto white cardstock.  The senitment is also from Bugaboo.

Christmas Chaos begins tomorrow, so get some critter Christmas/Holiday images printed out so you will be ready to join in- LOTS of great prizes!!!

Winter Wonderland- AG Christmas
Cardz4galz- Cute Christmas
Papercraft Challenges- Christmas
Holly and Ivy Challenge- Christmas

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Bugaboo- Poinsettia

Bugaboo Humor Me Wednesday asks that we post cards for daily celebrations.  I chose 12/12 which is Poinsettia day!!!

 This image is Ruby Christmas Poinsettia.  I colored her using Copic markers. There is a subtle stencil (MFT) in the background brushed on in Soft Sky SU ink.  The sentiment is Graciellie Designs.  The die is Gina Marie.

ABC Christmas Challenge- Y is for Yule
Sisterhood of Crafters - AG Christmas
Color Throwdown- Red & Green &White
Try it on Tuesday- Christmas is Coming

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

ATC- Sewing and Embroidery

The ATC group I am in had a December theme of Sewing and Embroidery.  I neglected to get pictures of my ATC's individually, so here they are in pastic right before the trade

 and a close up of one I had left after the trade.

 I won a Concord and 9th gift card from Splitcoast a few months ago, and one of the items I chose was a die that I used on the background of my ATC's.  It is called the Sew Striped die.

 I made three types of ATC's- one is three Christmas trees with stars, one is a tree with jewels for ornaments and finally, a snowflake using metallic silver and blue threads.

Here are the ATC's I recieved back from the trade:

On the Lt- Harriet made a tree of felt and added sequins ornaments and a gold star.
On the Rt, Diane M did silk ribbon embroidery  (WOW)

 Diane S cut out a tree shape and added embroidery across the tree
Mary W made a felt ATC with blanket stitch and added a Geisha and french knots and a tassel.  (Right up my alley).

Lt- Marcy machine embroiderery on ribbon and added it over metallic cardstock and a DP.
Rt- Debbie made a card using DP that looks like machine work and collaged it.

Lt- Cindy did meditative stitching, and used couching to add a fiber to her fabric background.
Rt- Dee Dee arred a decorative trim to a fancy gold on white metallic paper.

Marci was the hostess for a fun Christmas gathering!  It was a fun meeting and I always look forward to catching up with these ladies!!!

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Fa La La La La

I recently won a set of Simon Hurley Creates inks on Instagram.  How fun is that!!!  I found them at my door when I arrived home from our 1800 mile Thanksgiving journey to Virginia!

I had previously purchased a stamp set also from Simon Hurley creates- so fun and festive, so set out to create.  The backdrop is a MFT stencil, and I used both of the blue inks. 
Next, I stamped the inks on a glass mat and watercolored the tree and the boy.  The gifts are paper pieced. The musical notes are also in the set.  A little wink of Stella for shimmer and a touch of color to the lights- what a fun stamp set!

I took the time to swatch out the inks on Gina K 110# card, Recollections 110# and Georgia Pacific card in the blues.  I used ink blending tools and tried to go darker to lighter.  I watercolor with inks often (and epsecially when on the road), so swiped inks on using a waterbrush at the bottom of my swatch card. 

Whew- Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is approaching quickly!!!  

Challenges TBA

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