Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps-Poinsetta Fairy

This week for Sweet Pea Stamps I decided to showcase one of the images from Ching Chou Kuik called Poinsetta Fairy.
I have always adored this image and love using it for Christmas card.
I  colored the image with my Copics and tried a new hair recipe I really like and actually wrote it down lol.

Hair: E47,E57,E43,E53
Skin: E11,E00,E000, R20
Flowers: R29,27,24

I will also be entering this card into a few challenges:

Crafty Blogger Network-Anything Christmas
Paper Minutes-Christmas and Red
Christmas Card Challenge-Anything Goes Christmas
Allsorts Challenge-Christmas
Hiding in my Craft Room-Any Holiday
Ching-Chou Challenge-Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Featured Artist @ Sweet Pea Stamps-Helena Reis

Since I still have Halloween on the brain, I thought this adorable image from Helena Reis called Trick or Treat.  The paper is from my stash of Halloween papers. I used a variety of Copics to color this one up. 

Our lovely Lynette from Sweet Pea also gave us some sentiments to work with and thought this one was perfect for a Halloween theme card.  See sure to check out all the lovely images available from Helena at Sweet Pea Stamps.

Since this will most likely be my last Halloween Card for the season, I have decided to enter this one into a few challenges.

Shopping Our Stash-use Halloween colors
Crafty Boots-Fall or Halloween
Dream Valley Challenges-Halloween
Without Words-Boo (Halloween theme)
Sentimental Sundays-Too Cute to Spook
The Corrosive Challenge-Halloween
Pumpkin Spice-Halloween
Sweet Pea Stampers-Halloween
Fairytale Challenge-Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Crafty Sentiments Challenge-Use a Sentiment

It is time for another new challenge for Crafty Sentiments.
This week, new challenge is:
Use a sentiment,
(all you need is add a sentiment somewhere on your card/project)

The fantastic prize is the great stamp! Isn't it perfect for the upcoming holidays?


Today I decided to use this stamp called Sing a Long.
I have decided I am more classic style with making my cards and I think I will embrace it instead of trying to get all embellishment happy here. I colored the image with my Copics and did it a bit different in which I tried to match the image to the paper (I usually do it backwards). I am also trying to perfect different skin shades.
Copic Combo:
Skin: E35,34,31,R32
Hair: E49,47,44
Outfit Blue: B97,95,93
Orange: YR07.04
Guitar: E57,55
So I hope to see your lovely creations in our challenge and check out the adorable stamps available over at Crafty Sentiments. I just posted the new sale info as well for those who love a bargain.
I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Whimsy Stamps DT Call

Hey everyone,

I have always been a lover of the many designers over at Whimsy Stamps and was super excited to see they are having a DT call. I have always had a passion for using stamps over digis, especially rubber stamps and I have adored the artists past and present that have worked with Whimsy. I would be honored to use these fantastic stamps and dies as a designer.  So I am throwing my hat into the ring with a few cards I made this week.

The first one is from an adorable image from the Wee Collection by Sylvia Zet called Dandelion Girl. I colored her with my trusty Copics and used a variety of papers from my MME paper pads. Also used one of my punches to create the border trim.

Copics used were :
Skin: E15,13,11R20
Hair: E 49.47.44
Dress Green: G29,28,21,20
Orange: YR61,65
Dandelion: touch of C1
Sky: B0000,B00,B01
Can: C3,2,1
I also had time to use one of the fabulous Whimsy Stamps in the Little Cottage Collection by Elisabeth Bell.  This beauty is called Miss Chloe
Again I added a mish mash of papers from both Bo Bunny and Fancy Pants. I colored the images with my Copics. The sentiment came from one of my Whimsy Sentiment Stamp set called Everyday Notables Saying 4 which is such a handy set for your cards. I also did some sponging to add more color to the image itself.
Copic Recipe
Skin: E11,E00,E000, R20
Hair: E37,35,33,31
Dress/Flowers: B18,14,12
Best of luck to all who are entering and for my followers thanks for the well wishes. Here is the info if anyone else is looking for more info.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Zuri Artsy Crafty New Release

It is time for another new monthly release here at Zuri Artsy Crafty. This month Zuri has three new images for you.  Here is my new card with the image, Flora.  Isn't she a doll?

I  colored the image with my Copics and used one of my MME paper pads. Be sure to stop by our page to see all the wonderful creations made with the newest release.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cupcake Thief Card

Today I created a birthday card for my daughter who birthday is next week. She is NOT a fan of pink and loves blues so that was the starting point for my inspiration. She also loves cupcakes too so this one was a no brainer.

I used paper from Fancy Pants Collection called Park Bench and I think I may finally be done with this pad (yes I did the unthinkable and used up a paper pad lol).
I colored the image with my Copics and used some ribbon trim I had in my stash as well. The sentiment is from my collection.
Skin: E11,E00,E000
Hair: E49.47.44
Dress: B02,01,00
Yellow: Y19,15,11
Grey: C5,3,1
I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
Stamping Bella-based on Sketch

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Variation Week @ Sweet Pea Stamps-Conie Fong Joy to the World

This week our team is showcasing one of the new Holidays inspired images by Conie Fong called, Joy to the World
This image struck me as a perfect classic Christmas card image and color scheme. I colored the image with my copics and used some paper from my Collection.
Be sure to stop by all this week to check out the brilliant work from my teammates
I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Amanda Card

Mo Manning recent created an image in honor of Amanda Reed. She was a great cat lover and the proceeds from this image will go to support a local animal shelter in her area.

I just love how this image turned out so did keep my card to a minimal.  I used a sentiment from My Creative Time.  I used a number of colors to make the cats but did write down some of my combos

Skin: E11,E00,E000,R20
Hair: Y21,YR12,YR14,E15,E18
Blues: B04,B02,B01,B00
Yellows: Y15,13,11

I will be entering this one into a few challenges:

613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes w/CAS
That Craft Place-Girly but no Pink
Kit and Clowder-Anything Goes
Mos Digital Pencil-Amanda
Creative Moments-Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesday-Anything Goes

Friday, October 10, 2014

CC Designs Card

I recently saw that CC Design is having a DT call and I decided to give it a try.  I have always enjoyed a number of their image lines.  The card I decided to create is using this cutie of image called Birgitta

I used the sketch from Deconstructed Sketch and colored the image with my Copics. I also did one of my favorite techniques of paper piecing her clothes.  The paper is a mixture of Lawn Fawn and Simple Stories. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Quick Creations-The Fox GDT Post

I was super honored to be asked to be a Guest DT member for Quick Creations. This month I am showcasing some of the fabulous paper and stamps available at the shop that I was fortunate enough to get to use.

I am so liking this new color hair combo I found and wanted to do some paper piecing on my project.
I used the paper set I used was Lawn Fawn-"Sweater Weather". I then colored this gorgeous stamp by DoCrafts from the Gorjuss Collection called "The Fox"  . I also used the leaves from the stamp set to make a small leaf border.

My color Recipe:

Hair: E47,E57,E43,E53
Skin: E21, E11,E00,E000,R20
Orange: YR07,04
Beige on tail: E43,42

I will also be entering this one into a few challenges:

Quick Creations-Fall/Halloween Project
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes
PaperTake Weekly-Anything Goes
Pininspirational Challenge-Anything Goes
Through the Craft Door-Anything Goes
Stamp and Create-Fall/Autumn
Fashionable Stamping-Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps Inspiration-Copia

Hello everyone. Today I decided to showcase one of the newer artist to come to Sweet Pea Stamps. This image is Zoimar Lezama's Copia

As I am a great lovely of fall and the fall colors, I decided to create this piece in a more fallish color scheme.  I colored the image with my Copics as usually.

Be sure to stop by the store to check out the great image available from Sweet Pea stamps in Digital and in Rubber Stamps.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Crafty Sentiments-Anything Goes challenge

Good morning sweet crafters and welcome to our brand new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments .  

The prize:
Today I decided to use the stamp-Off to the Ball . I am really in love with so many of the images in the Lollipop Dreams Collection so be sure to go and check them out.
I was feeling the pink mood so decided to go that route. Use my classic combo
Hair: Y11,15,19
Skin: E11,E00,E000
Dress: R81,83,85
I will also be entering this card into a few challenges as well

Monday, October 6, 2014

Zuri Crafty-Sophie

Hello Zuri fans. It is my turn today to post an inspirational post with the adorable images available at Zuri Crafty

 This week I colored the image called, Sophie. I colored her with my copics and used the last few papers in this paper pad (yeah for not hoarding it anymore).  I decided to do the out-of-the-box technique on the image with a Spellbinders stamp.

I hope you like this one and be back soon to see more amazing inspirations from our team.

 I will also be entering her into a few challenges:

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps-Anything Goes
A Creative Romance-In the Garden

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Zuri Crafty Artsy FIRST CHALLENGE!!!

Welcome to the very first challenge for Zuri Crafty Artsy Challenge. Sine it is the very first one we chose the theme:

For this challenge, Zuri created some brand new images for us to work with. I decided to use the image Fany
I was in a bright color mood so you can see that in my work. I colored the card with my Copics and hit my paper stash bin to pull this together. I added s lace border on the bottom.
I will also be entering this card into a few challenges as well

Kenny K Card

Hey everyone. I have a stack of Bday I have to make since it seems that October is quite the busy month for my family and friends.

I made this card for my Sister's Bday and decided to follow along with a few challenges for inspiration.

I keep it in the color scheme for the KennyK's Krafty Crew which is black and orange and based my layout on the sketch from

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

Kenny K Krafty Kew-Use Black and Orange
Hiding in my Craft Room-Halloween colors
VandiCrafts Artisty-Happy Birthday
Wags &Whiskers-Fall Colors
Your Next Stamp-based on sketch(Rotated)

Seize the Birthday-Pennents or banners
Crafty Creations-Use Orange
Paradise of Stamps-Girly

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Whimsy Stamp-Time for Tea

I have been eyeing these Whimsy Stamps set-Time for Tea Designs for some time and was lucky enough to get my hands on some recently.

So as I turn on the heat tonight in the house due to first really cool night here as we enter fall, I thought this card is just so appropriate.
I used a variety of papers from my MME stash I have. I took a portion of the stamp called Fall Love.
I colored it with my Copics and used some self-made plaid work on it. I then used one of my dies from Your Next Stamps called Insta Love for the polaroid effect. The sentiments is from my sticker stash.
I will be entering this one into a few challenges:

Sweet Pea-Valarie Wade

Welcome back everyone for my inspirational post for this week. Today I am showcasing one of the adorable images from Sweet Pea Artist-Valarie Wade.  This image is called mermaid and available as a digi or a rubber stamp as well.

Isn't this Mermaid too cute. I used some paper from my stash and added some left over stickers from my CTMH embellishments sets I have. As always I colored the image with my Copics and I adore the color purple so that was the first thing that came to my mind when I colored this cutie.