Thursday, October 2, 2014

Little Miss Muffet - Inspiration Thursday

Good morning!  Happy Thursday!  Hope you've had a good week so far!  I can't believe it's already Thursday again and how did October get here so fast?  To get the day started, I am here with my DT post for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  It's Inspiration Thursday this week, so throughout the day you will be seeing lots of fantastic projects from the Little Misses using some of our favorites products from LMMS. These will be posted in the Little Miss Muffet Facebook group, so head on over there for the inspiration and as always, the latest news and fun chat!

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Basic Black and the patterned papers are from the Authentique Celebrate 6x6 pad.  The cute image is Luna Bitterfrost Stars Rock by Pollycraft for LMMS.  I colored her with my Copics and added some Red Stickles to all the stars.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A few more stars punched from red glitter paper finished my card. 

Here is a close-up of the colored image:
 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the LMMS Facebook Group and check out all the fabulous inspiration throughout the day!  You still have time to join in on our "Make it Mini" challenge on the blog.  You have until Tuesday, October 7th to enter.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #29 (sketch)
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge (anything goes)
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #38 (anything goes)

Here is the SSW2 sketch:
 

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Make it Colourful Challenge #14

Good morning!  Happy Wednesday and 1st of October! Hope you are having a good week so far! I haven't had much time for crafting yet, but hope to remedy that situation a little later today.  Right now, I am here with my DT post for the new Make it Colourful Challenge.  As you know, we have only one challenge a month now and it will always be something to get you creating outside of your normal boundaries.  No more easy peasy challenges!  The challenge for this month is to color only with ball point pens (or another medium you are completely unfamiliar with)!  Crazy, right?  I know that's what I thought when I first saw the challenge! As always, there are some great resources on the Make it Colourful blog and lots of amazing inspiration from the DT to get you started, so go ahead and give it a go!

Here is my project.  Now, mine is definitely not so amazing!  In fact, I really struggled with this one for a few reasons.  First, it's just hard!  Second, I only had a few colors of pens to work with, yet I picked an image that would have required a few more, for sure. I'll know for next time. Lastly, I don't think I used the right paper to get a good blending effect.  All that said, it was fun and challenging and in the end, I was happy that I at least gave it a try!


The image I chose is Tropical Waterfall from Make it Crafty.  I printed it on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored it entirely with ball point pens.  I used a pack of Staedtler pens that I got at Staples, but you can use any brand and you don't need a lot of colors, depending on the image you select.  I used the cross-hatch method for the coloring.  There are links to some great videos on the technique on the blog.  Be prepared to wipe the nib of your pen frequently to get clean lines.   I could have done that a little more, I think. 

Anyway, there you have it!  My first attempt at coloring with ball point pens!  Be sure to go check out what the rest of the amazingly-talented MiC DT did.  You are sure to be inspired!  We hope you will join in on the challenge!  There will be a special album set up for your entries in the Make it Crafty store photo gallery.

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Guest Designer - Love To Create Challenge

Good morning!  Happy Monday!  Hope you had a nice weekend and your week is off to a great start!  We were supposed to get lots of rain, but we didn't get a single drop!  Maybe later today we will get a little.  Anyway, I have a project today and some exciting news!  I was invited to be a Guest Designer for the Love to Create Challenge starting today!  The theme is "love of ribbons".  They want to see ribbons on your project. The sponsor is Sami Stamps and I was generously provided with a digi for my project.

Here is my card:
 

My easel card base and mats are SU Real Red and the patterned papers are from Gina K. Designs.  I think they were called Berries and Vines, but I wouldn't swear to it.  The sweet image is "A Basket Full" from Sami Stamps.  I printed it on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics. The sentiment is computer-generated.  I added a few Wild Orchid Crafts Daisies, some gingham ribbons and a fun wooden strawberry sticker to finish my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:
 

And here is the sentiment:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Love To Create challenge blog and check out the wonderful designs from the DT!  I am sure they would love it if you would play along!

I am entering my card in the following challenge:
613 Avenue Create #91 (anything goes/option- use a heart)
Incy Wincy Challenge (something old, something new: I used old papers and ribbon and new image and strawberry embellishment)

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sketch Saturday #329

Good morning!  Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start!  I'm excited because I get to go to a bead and jewelry show today!  Jewelry-making is my other favorite craft and I'm almost as obsessed with that as I am with the card-making!   It's always fun to throw something different into the mix!  Anyway, before I go, I am here with my DT card for this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge.  This week we are sponsored by A Random Fan.  The lucky winner will receive 3 digis of their choice from the A Random Fan shop.


Here is this week's fantastic sketch, designed by Vannessa:


And here is my card:
 

My card base and mats are SU Rich Razzleberry and the patterned papers are from the Basic Grey Green at Heart 6x6 pad.  The beautiful image is Lady Papillon from Art by Miran.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A few Wild Orchid Crafts roses from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:
 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Sketch Saturday blog and check out the fab creations from the rest of the Saturday Girls!  We hope you will play along this week!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Art by Miran Challenge #15 (anything goes)
Art by Miran Facebook Contest (anything goes)
Creative Fingers Challenge #50 (anything goes)

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Coloring Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a good week and you have fun plans for the weekend!  It's been super busy around here, but the weather has been delightful!  Cool evenings, warm sunny days and no rain.  We actually need the rain, so I promise not to complain on Sunday when it starts coming down.  Anyway, I am here this morning with my DT card for this week's Friday Coloring Challenge at The Outlawz site.  The theme for this final week of the month is "anything goes" with the option to make it Christmas.  The Christmas twist is completely optional.  You can now use any coloring medium you'd like, but you must have a colored image on your project.
 
Here is my card:
 

My card base and mats are SU Pool Party and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye All is Bright 6x6 pad.  The sweet image is Angel Singing Carols from Make it Crafty.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A few pearls from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:
 

Thanks for stopping by  Be sure to visit the Friday Coloring Challenge and check out the fabulous projects from my teammies, Kathi, Dawn, Penny and Laine.  We hope you will play along.  It's your last chance to get in on the great prize from our sponsor, Vera Lane Studios.  The winner will receive one of the digi sets you've seen the DT showcasing this month!  They are all fantastic!


I am entering my card in the following challenge:
Fab 'n Funky Challenge #230 (Christmas)

Have a wonderful day and see you soon!
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