Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pigtail Gabby--Sassy Cheryl's

I colored the cutest Sassy Cheryl's image this week for the mid challenge preview and here is Pigtail Gabby:

I had a ball coloring this little cutie patootie.  I am getting into my Spring color pallette as I am so tired of snow and cold, it is snowing as I type this :(   Grabbed some of my wooden die cuts and embellished my little cutie.  Hard to call her Sassy when she looks so sweet and innocent here .

Don't forget to drop by the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog and play along in the Add a Ribbon Challenge going on, you have one more week to enter that challenge, just use a Sassy Cheryl's image and you can now enter as many times as you want as long as you use a Sassy Cheryl's image on each card or project, how cool is that!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Tiddly Inks Challenge--Primary Colors and Facebook Challenge use Two images

I am enjoying playing in the Tiddly Inks Challenges and the challenge this week is to use Primary colors.  I picked up a few new images last week and this one worked out well for this challenge :)

With several grandsons of skateboard age this will come in handy,  or I can give it to my daughter to use for the many birthday's that her kids get invited to :)  Left it rather simple, used a die cut I had that is similiar to the hexagon ones I have been seeing that I liked to much, it worked :) and used my cricut to cut the letters for the skateboarders sentiment.  The arrow and star were from my stash.

I also completed the Tiddly Inks Facebook Challenge where the theme is to use two images, which I had just colored two days ago, how funny is that...never happens to me.  Granted both images are from the same set but I think since I had to add them together it should qualify?!?

I originally colored the image to practice my hair and skin techniques for a class I am taking and also I tried out the coloring of folds, I don't think they turned out too bad :)  I like them for a first attempt.  The clouds are airbrushed in and a little light but if you look real hard you can see them.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week, hope you have as much fun coloring as I am :)


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Add a Ribbon!

Time for a new Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and the wonderfully talented Lis, is the hostess who chose the theme,  Add a Ribbon.  Here is what I created using the new, Goodness image:

This darling image was created by Mo as a tribute to Shirley Temple Black who passed away a couple of weeks ago.  You may have known here as just Shirley Temple. I grew up watching all of her movies, good wholesome entertainment, she could sing and dance, she had a contagious smile, and a twinkle in her eye you had to love.

I have been taking a hair and skin coloring class, hope you can see an improvement, if not I am having a lot of fun practicing, means more coloring for me....you never outgrow your need to color :) I am working on folds now too, so expect to see some of that on my images too....fun fun fun.

Be sure to drop by the Challenge blog and see what Ribbons the rest of the DT have added to their projects and cards for you to see, I can't wait to see myself.  The challenge requires you to use a Mo's Digital Pencil image to enter the challenge and a random drawing is held after each challenge and for every 25 entries a 5 dollar gift certificate is given.

Big news is on the horizon for the Challenge Blog and it should be announced this week or next.....

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Use Die Cut or Punch

Time for a new Sassy Cheryl's Challenge and our super Sassy and talented hostess this week is Linda, who chose the theme, Use a  Punch or Die:  Using Gabby's Marvelous Adventure, here is my card:

Had a ball coloring this adorable gabby with her tussled pigtails.  I enjoyed reading comic books as a kid, but, I read anything that would stand still long enough.  I got a bunch of new punches last week and they kind of fit the comic book theme.  I used the hand from the Tim Holtz die to direct you to the Kids Reading Room, the Mustache is a part of the same die pack. and I added the letters above and below it for a funny sentiment.  The beautiful yellow rose is a Quilling template and I placed it on a Sizzix die base.   I think they set Gabby off in her Marvelous Adventure World perfectly.

This is a two week challenge so you have plenty of time to play.  Be sure to use a Sassy Cheryl's image or a Kraftin Kimmie Sassy Cheryl's image for the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week :)


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Kit and Clowder Coloring Challenge

What am I doing posting on Saturday LOL,  I have begun an online coloring class with Alyce of Kit and Clowder,  and the Kit and Clowder Challenge for February is to color....right up my alley and I want to get better, thus the class.  The sponsor this month is Aurora Wings who has some simply amazing and intimidating images so I chose a fairly simple image with lilies, which I love, as my image:

The class I am taking is a hair and skin coloring class, the two areas I need work on, but here is what I came up with for the Challenge.  I love to color and spent several hours "playing" with this image and having the best time.....you  never outgrow your need to color and it is cheaper than therapy :)

Thanks for taking a look at my proof that you can teach Old dogs new tricks, they just don't remember it as long, LOL.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Love is....

Hello Thursday and Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  If you live in the US you have probably had some cold snowy weather.  If you are a kid in the midwest of the US you probably love snow and snowmen. so my super talented team mate, Lis's, theme this week may be a Valentine theme, or I took it to be more generic for a  love for snow and snowmen....besides I wanted to use Valerie in Winter :

Isn't Valerie just the cutest!!! She could also work for a Valentines card depending on how you created the card...Lots of red and white.  I made a stick pin* and hand made roses.  The background label is new and the perfect size for a background.  Some white details dots and a couple of gold corner brackets and my sweet Valerie is ready to say I love you this much!!! I forgot to mention that Valerie in Winter is a 3 image set and each one is just cuter than the first.

Be sure to drop by the Challenge Blog and check out  the rest of the DT cards and while you are there grab a Mo's image and play along in the Challenge for a chance to win in the random drawing.

* if you want to make a stick pin to match your project and only have white heads, use Crystal Effects and Stampin Up or Pigment Ink re-inker color of your choice to color the pin heads. Add a drop or two of ink into a small puddle of crystal effects in a small paint cup and I stir with a toothpick.( I usually to a bunch of different colors when I do them, so use a multi section white paint tray they sell at Michaels in the tole painting section.)   I let them dry by sticking them in a piece of thick foam that large brads come on.  They will dry over night.  Don't over do the crystal effects as it will run down the needle.  Don't ask my how I know :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gilbert's Marvelous Adventure--Sassy Cheryl's Project of the week !

Hello, and welcome to the first week of  in between  Sassy Cheryl's challenge weeks where the DT gets to either create a second card following the challenge theme which this week is Lots of Hearts or create an anything goes card.  This week I chose Door number 2, using the adorable new Gilbert's  Marvelous Adventure:

I have been practicing my hair coloring,  and I am getting more pleased with my efforts.I think Gilbert is happier that is hair looks better :)  I had tons of fun adding lots of elements to my card. The Mustache, arrow, rings , banner and memory washi tape, I think that is about enough, but each one.  I also colored Gabby and her Marvelous Adventure but she wants her own show soon.  :)

If you haven't already be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog and enter your card in the challenge, if you  need to buy a Sassy Cheryl's image drop by the store and get an image or two as you have to use an Sassy Cheryl's image to play in the challenge.   Each of the DT members will also have a Sassy Cheryl's creation on their blog so drop by for some inspiration if you are looking for some cute ways to use those Sassy Cheryl's images.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Vintage Challenge for Tiddly Inks Facebook page

Suffice it to say after a day at the ER with high blood pressure I was sick(no pun intended) of laying around but didn't feel like doing too much so... what better to do than color..... I had gotten a couple of Tiddly Inks images the other day and wanted to color the darling Daddy's Girl.  When I got done coloring it I decided I would look around and see if they had any challenges that I could use her for....yep, one right up my alley, vintage...very apropos :)

Lots of vintage stuffs on this card, so I hope it is vintage enough....a huge rose, I made , the woven mesh looks old, the faux pearls give a vintage look and I love to use them on my vintage cards.  The Tim Holtz metal label attached to the bottom of the image and last but I even added some of my precious vintage buttons from my grandfather's button collection.  My grandparents never threw away a garment with buttons they could save so you will notice the thread is still attached,   I almost forgot my vintage lamp post with the vellum globe.  on the right side.
I have never played in a face book challenge. Hope I did it right or they may invite me to never play with them again....I was so excited to find a new site that had such cute digital images that would make me sad.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Play time for Me--Paper Flowers--Big Shock I know LOL

Hello, blog buddies,  I know you don't usually see me much except on Challenge days but I have spent a lot of time  this week just having a wonderful time playing with my toys and enjoying myself like I haven't done for ages plus the fact that I got a bunch of new toys to play with.  I spent 30 dollars and got 135.00 worth of new crafty toys.

Sadly the Archivers here in Omaha is closing,  I am going to miss them as they carried lots of my favorite products.  I went a few weeks ago and got a couple of Tim Holtz dies at 30% off since I spent 100.00. I decided that since they were getting near the end of the sale, I better see what else they had since the sale was now at 75% off.  I wasn't sure I would find much but I got 4 more TH dies, a couple of Sizzex dies, some ribbon(crochet) and what I am playing with right now. A quilled Flower template kit.  I have bought the tiny rose one before but this one makes different sizes and has instructions for more.  Plus I added my own touches....big surprise yeppers!!!

The flowers shown above in yellow are the large beauty  and the bud,  The paper is more copy paper weight and not cs weight, although cs would work too, they just won't be as pliable.  The purple and pink one is the medium bloom size but since I used two colors it came out the same size as the Beauty.  It was simple to roll both the layers at the same time using the quill tool and just glue the base together.  I am going to make one in  white and pink, I know it will be gorgeous!!! More play time is always a good thing.

The kit is made to be cut out by hand, but I knew I wouldn't be making too many if I had to draw them out and then cut them too.   I am not lazy, but I have toys for a reason!!!  I used my Fiskars circle blade template cutter and was just careful to stay inside the template lines so as to not cut into the template.  I cut the seams, and used my fancy edge scissors to but the outside edge of the circle, rolled with  my quill tool and I have these beautiful roses.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my playtime.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week-end.


Friday, February 7, 2014

Tiddly Inks Challenge Card

I decided to play in a new challenge for me... Tiddly Inks has some really cute images and they come in digital too, right up my alley so I decided to buy a few and play along.  Here is my first card for the challenge this week.   Kecia you are to blame, and thank for this LOL.

The challenge theme is Love is in the Air and I think my card qualifies.  I added a few hearts and handmade roses to the sweet Donna's Adventure.  The images are so cute I had a lot of trouble only choosing 3 :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--J is for

Woo Hoo, it is Thursday and time for a new Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge, which is always our Alphabet challenge, and we are up to J this month.  Here is my card for the J is for... theme:

I used, Pineapple Girl,  for my Alphabet challenge card which is J is for...Juice.  I have the Luau cricut cartridge since my son went to Hawaii on his honeymoon and now my daughter is talking of going to the Caribbean next summer  :)    I used the Tiki hut as the drink stand and made a Pineapple Juice 25 cents sign for the front.  I also added a surf board to give my little Hawaiian sweetie a beachy feel.  The image was attached to the doilie which was mounted onto a green dp.

The star fish and flowers add a little interest along with the satin ribbon which   I tied in a bow and to the center of the card base.  It may not be quite a brightly tropical colors as some, but I like it :)

Be sure to drop by the Mo's Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you to see.  Lots of inspiration, in case you were having problems with J images, like I did :)  As always grab a Mo's image to play along because for each 25 entries a winner will be drawn at random for a 5 dollar gift cert to the Mo's Store... Cool huh!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week!!


also entering in Craft Room Challenge--Ribbons and Lace

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--All about Hearts!

Hello Tuesday, and welcome to the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge new bi-weekly challenge.  This week the challenge is, All About Hearts:

Several years ago Sassy Cheryl created the Candy Cane girl and I loved it so much when it came to Valentines time I asked her to add a Heart and she did.  I LOVE, Lonely Girl,( the link includes 3 images one of which is my image here),  and I think I have used it every Valentines since...Thank you Sassy Boss Lady.  It is a Classic and you can't beat that.  I colored her in rather muted tones of mauve and grey and just had to use my new Sizzix die to center my handmade rose, isn't it sweet? I added a metalic heart to my bakers twine and a strip of washi tape onto which I added a wood die sentiment which I painted black.  Lonely Girl just exudes love to me!!!

Be sure to drop by the Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT members have created for you to see, I know you will love them, always a pleasure for me to see them I know, such a talented group of Sassy Gals.  While you are there grab a new image or two and play along in the challenge as you must use a Sassy Cheryl's image for the challenge, and why wouldn't you want to?!?  The challenges are going to be every two weeks starting this week so you will have two weeks to complete your project.  As always there will be a random drawing for each challenge and the winner will get 2 images of their choosing.

The DT members will be posting cards/projects every week so if you want even more inspiration for Sassy Cheryl's images just drop by every week as the off challenge weeks will be anything goes and you never know what we will come up with :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week.