Thursday, July 31, 2014

Valarie Wade

One of artists over at Sweet Pea Stamps that make such sweet faces on her characters is Valarie Wade. I have been longing to color up some of her images.

I used my paper from Fancy Pants-Park Bench. I used one of my Spellbinder dies to create the embellished doily look on the card. I then cut the doily in half and added it to the two corners.

I colored the image with my Copics:

Hair: C9,7,5,3,
Skin: E15,13,11
Dress: Y19,15,11 and B000

Be sure to check out some of the wonderful images that Valarie has in the shop.

4 Crafty Chicks-Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz-Anything Goes
Crafting For all Seasons-Anything Goes
Inky Impressions-Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge-Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters-Diecuts and Punches
Wonderful Wednesdays-Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge-Summer Colors
Try it On Tuesday-Things with Wings

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Make It Crafty Coloring Image

This crazy has just been so busy with the kids being home and all the fun activities we have been doing so I do apologize for my inconsistent posting.

I am just popping in with a colored image I did for the Make It Crafty Contest. One of the things I love is that is a true coloring challenge so you can just pop a colored image into the contest.

This month the challenge was blond hair for the Easy challenge or creases and folds for the Hard Challenge.

This is one of the first times I have tried to added creases and folds that were not in the clothes to begin with. A bit tricky and still have a bunch of practice to do but pretty happy with the progress.
For the blonde I used:  Y11,Y15,Y19,YR24
Purples: V25,22,20
Green: G9,5,2,00
Skin: E110,000,R20
Hope you like it and hope to get it into a card soon.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps-Featured Artist week Lisa Victoria

This week our featured artist is the super talented, Lisa Victoria. She has some amazing dragon and fantasy themed digis and stamps that are sure to amaze you.

I decided to use the image,  Fire Dragon
I had this great DCVW paper called Once a Upon a Time that was perfect to pair with the image. I then colored the dragon in Copics and tried to get a more reptile scale feel with it by dotting the scales on in different shades of green.  I added some stickles as well to the dragon and distressed it with my ink pads.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some Odd Girl Card

Just popping in today with a recent Some Odd Girl Card I made . This is one of their fairy digi images and wanted to get it colored up.  Paper is MME and the sentiment is actually from a Tiddly Ink digital set.

I saw some great Copic color choices and decided to try this one out.

Hair/Flower: YR000, YR01, YR02, YR04, E15
Skin: E11,E00, E000, R22,R20
Green: YG02,YG06

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Sugar Pea Designs-based on sketch
Love to Create-Bright and Sunny
Eclectic Ellapu-Anything Goes
That Craft Place-Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice-Anything Goes
Sister Act-Anything Goes
Some Odd Girl Linky party-July
Wags and Whiskers-Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sweet Pea Stamp Card

Hello everyone. Recently finished up this card with one of the newer artists at Sweet Pea Stamps, Enys Guerreo. This image is called La Chica de Vitral

I decided to soften the image up because she just looked so beautiful to me. I colored the image with my Copics and decided to add some freckles because I am very freckling and like to add more realistic dimension when I color.

I used the following colors in my card:

Skin: E22, 21, 11
Hair: E01, 13,15,18
Dress;: BG 72, 78

Greeting Farm Card

Happy Thursday. Today I wanted to showcase a recent card I made with this adorable Greeting Farm Set I have. I decided to try something a bit new and will still need to work on. Over at a another site I love to follow, Make It Crafty, they offer challenges to test different skills and one a few weeks ago was making curly hair out of non-curly style. It is not the best but my first time and definitely going to try it again.

I used MME-Miss Caroline Collection for this one and colored the image with my Copics.

Used Dress-Created Strips with R24, R22, W3
Skin: E23, E21, E11, E13

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Farm Fresh Challenge-Stripes or Plaid
Seize the Sketch-based on their sketch

4 Krafty Girlz-Anything Goes
7 Kidz College Fund-Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty-Anything Goes
Color Throwdown-color inspiration
MarkerPop-Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge-Forever Young

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps-Variation Week

Hello Everyone. This week we are showcasing one of the newest artist to join us at Sweet Pea Stamps-Heather Valentin.  This week we all used the image Molly What a Catch.

These images are only available as rubber stamps but we have a fabulous selection to choose from. So be sure to stop by and check out all the fabulous images she has available.

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

613 Create-Anything Goes
Fairytale Challenge-Summer
Scribble and Scrap-Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink-Kids
Deep Ocean Challenge-Add a Sentiment
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations-Water
Artistic Stamper-Down by the Seaside
Live & Love Crafts-Down by the Sea
Natalie and Amy Challenge-Summertime

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Birthday Card

One of my oldest and dearest friends had a birthday recently so I had to get a card ready for her. We do not live that close anymore so we do not see each other a lot but this image reminded me of our college days of our get togethers so thought it would be perfect to use.

I think almost everything I used on this card may be retired by now. I used a stamp from Stamping Bella that I am not sure if still available but I always loved the Bella collection. I then used a sentiment stamp and die set from Taylored Expression.  The paper is from MME stash.  Of course colored the image with my Copics.

I will be entering this one into a few challenges as well:

Cupboard Trilogy-Birthday
Stamp and Create-Birthdays
Pumpkin Spice-Anything Goes
Treasured Times-Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy-All about the Girls
Aud Sentiments-Anything Goes
Creative Moments-Anything Goes/Celebration
Colour Q-based on colors

Monday, July 7, 2014


Happy Monday. The girls have all started their summer camps this week and seem excited to have something else to do but "sit around". 

I was able to squeeze in some crafting recently for the family and decided to do a layout for my daughter's recent communion. So excited to get a layout done within the same year the event actually happened...WHOA.

For this layout, I was inspired by a sketch I saw. I used my die-cuts to create the flourishes (Cindy Loo Cart) by Cricut and also used a paper set I got at the craft store. Also used my border punches for the brown polka dot stripe on the bottom. 

Now I had to add some touches of blue because my daughter's favorite color was blue and she reminded me that I have to reflect her tastes too so I had the cross in my stash and used a label I made for the favor in the layout as well.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Loves Rubberstamps-Anything Goes
Anything But a Card-Anything Goes
Time for Scrap-Anything goes
Charisma Cardz-Show Us What else you can do (anything but a card)
Crafting by Design-Anything Goes
Through the Craft Door-Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday-I ought to use this more (my Cricut and punches)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sweet Pea July Challenge-Red, White and Blue

Hello everyone. It is now July is it time for our new monthly challenge at Sweet Pea Stamps
The theme for this month is
Red, White and Blue.
I decided to go with one of the many gorgeous images available by Ching-chou Kuik

With this one I decided to color the image in the colors of Red and Blue and use white on the background.  I used my stencils to create the background.

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Crafter's Café-Red,White, Blue
A Step in the Dark-Anything Goes/Dark Fantasy
Paper Time Tuesday-Red, White and Blue
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes
Inky Impressions-Red,White and Blue or Patriotric
Crafty Sentiments-No Designer paper