Friday, December 19, 2014

My last Challenge at Delicious Doodles

Good morning!

Well.. today marks my last challenge at Delicious Doodles :(  I'm so very sad!!  The theme for this challenge is Welcome In The New Year. Okay.. I think I went a little off mark here LOL But I wanted to make something nice and different for our last challenge. So just think of this as a Welcoming in the New Year with your friends! ;) And it is a Christmas Gift for my daughter.. so she gets to begin the new year with a new box!

For this challenge I used Endless Love which you can still pick up until the end of the year at Delicious Doodles.  After that her images will be at Card Making Downloads. Okay... so I created a box. I used Golden Gel Mediums Light Molding Paste to add some texture on the box. I also cut out some different gears and layered them in the paste around the box.Then I painted the box with dark purple, the gears were painted with gold paint and the edges of the flowers. I added some leaves to the flowers around the box, added a gem in the center and ribbon around the edge of the top. I also added a blingy swirl on the top. Everything was covered with a couple of layers of Matte Mod Podge. The image was colored with my Copic markers and I tried to give the dragon some texture with the dots.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin:E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Fairy Wings: V0000, V000, V01, V12, V15
  • Dragon: V12, V15, V17, BV08, 0
  • Dragon Eye: G000, G07, G19, G29
  • Heart: R24, R35, R46
  • Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9; G000, G05, G19, G29

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's Christmastime at The East Wind

Good morning everyone!

Today we begin Challenge #21 at The East Wind and our theme this time is Christmas!

For this challenge I have used Good Witch Makes Christmas For Her Cat which you can find at The East Wind Shop. I love her! She is so cute..and so is her cat! LOL  I added some twine, some bells, some wooden snowflakes layered with glitter and some corners that I cut and then covered with Stickles. No decoupage on this one!! I know.. shocking! LOL  I also added a few red gems. She is colored with Copic Markers:

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: R20, E000, E00, E21, E11
  • Tree: G20, G21, G24, G28
  • Tree Trunk: E31, E34, E35, E37
  • Robe and Shoes: T3, T5, T7, T9
  • Cat: C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Hat and Scarf: YG05, YG09, G17; R22, R35, R46
  • Box: E21, E23
  • Hair: YR00, YR04, YR07, YR09, E09

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Winners and Midway Post for Challenge #25 at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Today!

Good morning! It is Saturday morning!!  Kevin and I got approved for a house loan last week so we have been out looking at houses. Our lease is up here at the end of February and I have to give the landlord a 60 day notice.. so really we have to get going LOL  Doesn't give us as much time as we were thinking!  Today we will be out again looking at homes. We looked on line... we narrowed that list down. Now we are going by the houses and narrowing it down more and then we will have our short list of homes that we want to go inside to see. It is working well. We saw at least 20 homes yesterday and we narrowed it down to two that we want to see the inside LOL  So, I think thats pretty good! And me.. well.. I have it all organized LOL  People who know me laugh .. won't you Vicky :p  But it worked for us yesterday!!  Hopefully we will get a lot done today. I need some time to craft!

We have winners! They are posted on the Open-Minded Crafting Fun blog this morning for Challenge #24. Be sure to come back at noon to see all of the fantastic Midway creations for Challenge #25!

Our amazing sponsors for Challenge #25 are:

Here is mine:

For this card I've used Ashee from A & T Digital Stamps. Ashee is not a Christmas stamp... so I used a non Christmas Stamp and really some non Christmas colors for my unusual aspect for Challenge #25. I added the black lace, the ribbon, the bells and a bit of glitter on those white spots on the mushroom. Those little white spots on the mushroom are the only decoupage on this piece. I used Copic markers to color and a Christmas stamp with white ink on black.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Hat and Tights: RV21, RV23, RV25; W5, W7, W9
  • Mushroom: R24, R35, R46; E50, E51
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Grass: YG01, YG05, YG07, YG67

Friday, December 12, 2014

Challenge #4 at SLSLines Digital Stamps

Good morning!

Today is the start of Challenge #4 at SLSLines Digital Stamps. Our theme for Challenge #4 is Christmas!!  Yes, it is that time isn't it! And I love making Christmas Cards through the year!  Here is what I have come up with:

I decided to go with a not so conventional Christmas card. I have used Christmas Elf which you can find at SLSLines Digital Stamps. The "Do Not Bribe The Elf", the gift border at the top and the bow was cut using my Cameo. The rectangle cut around the image is a Spellbinders die. The little stars were cut out from the gifts so I used them too. I also added the gems on the bow. The image was colored using my Copic Markers. I decoupaged a bit of her. I popped her up a level then her arms and bear up another level and the bow. I added a little bit of glitter to her puff on her hat. The inside of the card was also cut using the Cameo :)

Copic Markers Used:
  • Hat and Dress: V12, V15, V17; B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Bear and Boots: E31, E33, E35, E27
  • Hair: Y21, Y23, YR21, YR24
  • Lips: R20, R22, R24
  • Gift and Bow: YG01, YG05, YG07, YG17; RV21, RV23, RV25

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December Cuddly Buddly Post #1

Good morning!! And a very Happy Wednesday!! I really hope your week is going well! I've been buried in budget so far this week, but my part is finished for now I think! And now.. we are halfway through the week! On Thursday we get to have a nice lunch at a nice restaurant with one of our vendors. So, that will be a nice long lunch LOL Every little bit helps!  Then Friday! I'm counting down... the weekends don't get here quick enough and they certainly don't last long enough!!

Today I'm posting for my first Cuddly Buddly post for December:

For my first Cuddly Buddly creation I decided to go with a Birthday card. For this card I've used Freddy Frog and Ginger from Kim McFarlane and Punny Animals Stamps 2. I colored the image with my Copic Markers and I did a bit of decoupage. I added a bit of stitching to the card. I embossed the yellow banner. I also colored the sentiment a bit. I added some pearls and gems and sequins to the card as well. I used the same for the inside and that's it!!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Lily Pad: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
  • Boy Frog: YG03, YG07, YG97, 0
  • Girl Frog: G12, G24, G46, 0
  • Cattails: E31, E35, E37, E39; G03, YG17, G07
  • Boy Hat: B21, B24, B28
  • Girl Hat: E42, E44, E47
  • Boy Shirt: B21, B24, B28; B0000, B000, B00, B01
  • Girl Shirt: YR01, YR04, YR09; T1, T3, T5, T7
  • Handkerchief: R24, R35, R46, R59
  • Dragonfly: BG32, BG34, BG49; RV21, RV23, RV25

Monday, December 8, 2014

Whiff of Joy December Post #1

Good morning everyone!! Can you believe the weekend is over already? We had a pretty quiet, nice weekend. We watched V8 racing, my oldest daughter came down for a visit, Kevin and I went out to Dinner with my previous Boss on Saturday night and that is pretty much it!  It was a nice weekend. Too bad it is over! I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

Today I am posting my first Whiff of Joy project for December. For this card I decided to go with a Friendship Card:

There is my Beary Special Friendship card :)  I've used Beary Best Friends which you can find in the Whiff of Joy Shop. I added some twine and ribbon, a Sizzix die cut, a Cheery Lynn swirl die cut, and some flowers. The paper in the back is spritzed with several different paints and embossed. The bear and bee are colored with Copic Markers and a small amount of decoupage was done.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Bear: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9; E31, E33, E34, E35
  • Honey Pot: E95, E97, E99; R56, R46, R59
  • Honey: Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38; R56, R46, R59
  • Bee: Y11, Y15, Y19; C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Honey Stick: E31, E34, E35