Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Crafty Ribbons Inspiration

Its inspiration time for me at Crafty Ribbons, and here is what I made for you today:

I created this card using the embossed resist technique, which I learned from this Youtube video.
I used several different ribbons from Crafty Ribbons:  The flower is made using 16mm Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon that I dyed to match the distress ink on the paper.  The back flower and lace across the front of the card is is made with Etienne Cotton Lace in Honey.  I also used the Handmade tag ribbon, which I absolutely love and will be using on all of my future projects :)

You can find all kinds of fabulous lace, ribbon and buttons on the Crafty Ribbons website, and don't forget about our fort-nightly challenges over on the challenge blog!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My favourite piece :)

I can't believe I forgot to show you a super fun piece I made last month!  This image is by The East Wind, called Lucy Loo Profile, and I had so much fun coloring and making this project, I want to do her again with different hair colors and themes.

Lucy Loo - Profile, by The East Wind

I colored using my Prismacolor Pencils and then added her to a shadow box frame that I embellished further with patterned paper, metal embellishments and distress inks.  The background is done with copics and rubbing alcohol, and I have added white dots with liquid acrylic white ink.  This one is going up in my house as it is my absolute favouritest (yes, it's a word in my dictionary :P) project yet!

I love The East Wind images, they are so unique and original :)  And I have learned so much from Unky Lastrange, just watching her videos is very illuminating!

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to visit for more wonderful images, and join in on the challenges!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Punk Never Dies!

I have a gorgeous new release from The East Wind today to show you.  She is called Lucy Loo:  Punk Never Dies!  She was so much fun to color.  Unky must have read my subliminal messages, cuz she gave me just what I wanted:  funky hair to color!

Lucy Loo:  Punk Never Dies by The East Wind

This image was a blast to color, and I enjoy coloring lots of hair :)  I colored her with my Prismacolor Pencils, and layered up with paper from the 6 x 6 Modern Elegance pad by Ki.  The flower and bow are made from Etienne Lace from Crafty Ribbons, as well as the Handmade tag, and I added some Cheery Lynn Fancy Flourish die cuts in pink to add contrast.

Lucy Loo:  Punk Never Dies by The East Wind
 There are so many images over in The East Wind Etsy shop that I want to color!  These fun images are so original, I haven't any others like them yet!

Lucy Loo:  Punk Never Dies by The East Wind
Stay tuned, because I promise to have several images a month from this new digital image company.  I also happen to really enjoy chatting with Unky while I color her images :)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Family Day from Ode to Paper and The Paper Nest Dolls

Its Family Day here in Canada, and I will be spending my afternoon with both of my beautiful daughters.  But first, some inspiration for The Paper Nest Dolls :)

Flower Cart Avery by The Paper Nest Dolls
 I used the Flower Cart Avery image for this card.  The flowers got me :)  I love to color flowers :P
Of course, I colored this sweet image with my Prismacolor Pencils, but I didn't write down my colors this week, my apologies it was a seriously busy week.  The Handmade tag and red bow are made with ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.  They have such gorgeous ribbon and lace!

Flower Cart Avery by The Paper Nest Dolls
Don't forget to join us for the monthly challenge over on the challenge blog!  And visit the challenge blog for more inspiration from the team members throughout the month :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

New Release Day at Inky Impressions!

I have a special treat for you today.  Inky Impressions has some releases in digital form today in their online store :)

I chose this new image, called Angelica Bunny Hugs and used it with the Some Bunny Loves You sentiment circle :)

Angelica Bunny Hugs by Inky Impressions

 These images from Inky Impressions are some of the sweetest and realistic characters I have seen, and they are so much fun to color and add personality to.  I used this image to create a windowed gate-fold card, with papers from the Front Porch 6 x 6 paper pad made by Pebbles.

Angelica Bunny Hugs by Inky Impressions
 I embellished the card with a handmade flower, as well as some paper flowers from Michaels, and some chipboard shapes from Piccolo by Sweet Stamps.  The die cuts are made using the Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn, and Joycraft die sets.

Angelica Bunny Hugs by Inky Impressions

Don't forget to come and join us for the challenges over on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog, if you use an Inky Image, you get 2 chances to win a prize!  See you soon!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pretty Daisies with Quick Creations and Whimsy Stamps

An extra, fun project for Noelle over at Quick Creations.  Noelle treats me so well, that whenever I purchase a stamp from her, I also do a post about the project I make with it to give her some extra exposure :)  Thank you Noelle, I appreciate you.

Lazy Susan Buggies by Whimsy Stamps

For this project I colored up Lazy Susan Buggies from Whimsy Stamps, and although I don't have the color list, it is fairly simple and I'm positive you can figure out some wonderful combos for this sweet image :)

Lazy Susan Buggies by Whimsy Stamps
I colored this image using my Prismacolor pencils, but you can use whatever medium you like!  Just remember to adjust your stamping ink to your medium ;)

Noelle Martin at Quick Creations has a wide variety of rubber stamps and supplies, and she is very good to her customers.  She also has a monthly challenge over on her blog!  Follow the theme, and use something that can be found in her store to be eligible for a prize.  See you there soon!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Magnolia fun with Quick Creations!

Hahaha, Noelle Martin over at Quick Creations, knows me far too well, she sent me another magnolia rubber stamp to use in my DT projects...this time Violet Tilda!

Violet Tilda, rubber stamp by Magnolia Stamps

How can you go wrong with Magnolia stamps!  Such a fun little image, and a very quick one to color up.  I also used Docrafts/Papermania and Imaginisce "Little princess" paper, and the Lala Land Crafts Honeycomb Die, all available in Noelle's online store.  I created the flower using ribbon and techniques I learned here.

Violet Tilda, rubber stamp by Magnolia Stamps
I colored Violet Tilda with my Prismacolor pencils in the following colors:

Hair - PC1085, 943, 946, 935
Skin - PC927, 939, 1029
Dress - PC1018, 929, 930
Flowers - PC1088, 1027

Noelle's store has many things available for the avid crafter, colorist, or scrapbooker/card maker.  She even has a monthly challenge on her blog.  Use an item found in her store, and follow the monthly theme to be eligible to win a prize!  See you soon!

Monday, February 9, 2015

It's New Release time at The Paper Nest Dolls!

The Paper Nest Dolls is releasing a beautiful new spring collection today!  These rubber stamp images are super cute and perfect for those spring and Easter cards!

I have used "Spring Bouquet Ellie" and made her into a Valentine's card :)

Spring Bouquet Ellie by The Paper Nest Dolls

I colored Ellie with my Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Hair - PC1034, 946, 935
Skin - PC927, 939, 1029
Dress - PC922, 924, 937
Flowers - PC915, 1034, 946, 993, 994, 935, 1005, 1090
Shoes - PC922, 924, 937

Spring Bouquet Ellie by The Paper Nest Dolls

If you would like to see the rest of the new spring collection, you can find it in the online store here :)  And if you become a follower of the blog and leave a comment you will be eligible for the drawing for a super prize pack from Christine Paperdolls!  There will also be a few random drawings, so come and join the fun!  It would also be super cool and appreciated if you would leave a comment here and follow this blog :)

Grand Prize Pack :)

Don't forget to visit the Facebook page and join in on the monthly Anything Goes challenges over on the challenge blog for a chance to win a prize pack!  See you there!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Inky Impressions Inspiration Post

Wow, still cold and blurry here today, hope this weather ends soon.  And thus continues my warm weather campaign ;)

This week for Inky Impressions I have used the Butterfly Lili digital image and Butterfly Kisses sentiment to create a bright and cheery gift bag.

Butterfly Lili and Butterfly Wishes sentiment by Inky Impressions

To see more of these awesome digital and rubber stamps images, you can visit the Inky Impressions online store here.  And stay tuned on the 15th of every month for new image releases!  Inky Impressions challenge blog also has a bi-weekly challenge every month here you can be eligible to win a fabulous prize pack if you use an Inky image!  Hope to see you there soon!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Having a WEE bit of fun!

Hello everyone, from the blizzardy and cold north!  Wow, this weather is something else this month.  -40 c the other morning when I went to work, and tonight its -20 and snowing like crazy!  I guess it just wouldn't be winter up here without a ton of snow, but I can really do without the bitter cold, lol.

So, with that in mind, I have sworn off winter themed cards and images :)

Today I am featuring "Polly" from Whimsy Stamps/Wee Stamps, available in the Quick Creations online store. And Noelle has just informed me that this rubber stamp image is being featured this week and is currently on sale! Run, don't walk!

Polly by Whimsy Stamps/Wee Stamps

Wee Stamps have got to be some of my favourite rubber stamp images ( and I say some because there are so so so many awesome images out there :)

I have colored her up using my Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Hair - PC1070, 1072, 1076, 935
Skin - PC927, 939, 1029
Clothes - PC1005, 1098, 1097, 1060, 1085, 946, 1084, 1001, 1092, 1017, 944
Letter - PC914, 942
Flower - PC1001, 1092, 1017, 944
Shoes - PC1085, 1082

Polly by Whimsy Stamps/Wee Stamps

Noelle has a ton of awesome rubber stamp in her online store at Quick Creations, and she also has a Facebook group, Instagram (QuickCreations), and Pinterest!  You really should visit and join in the monthly challenges :)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

It's Crafty Ribbons Challenge time!

Hi!  I am so excited to tell you that....I have been accepted on the Crafty Ribbons DT!  Woohoo!

And for my first challenge post, the theme is nautical.

For this card I used three different stamp sets:  Stampin' Up - The Open Sea, Prima Clear Stamps, and Fiskars - Journey.  I stamped the images with Staz On ink, and then stamped and embossed them with clear embossing powder, but have offset them.  I used black satin cord to wrap around the base card  stock, then added the sentiment popped up on dimensional adhesives.  The ribbon is wire-edged and I also added some dangling celtic-knot hearts from the bow.  I had to enlist the help of my youngest daughter (a sailor ) to make the dangling hearts for me and I really like how they add to the overall theme of the card.

Crafty Ribbons has a a new challenge every fortnight, and you can have lots of inspiration over on their inspiration blog from their wonderful Desigin Team :)

If you would like to purchase some of their beautiful ribbon, you can find it in their online store here :)  Thanks for visiting, see you again soon!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Oooooooo, Stamping Bella!

Wow, ok, this is my first Stamping Bella image, I was a little surprised that I didn't mind it at all.  Sometimes I have a bad habit of judging things before I try them;  a habit I am trying really hard to outgrow :)

Noelle Martin at Quick Creations sent me this rubber stamp for my DT project this week, and yes, she was fun to color up :)

Uptown girl Isabelle loves her Ice Cream, rubber stamp by Stamping Bella

For this project I used "Uptown girl Isabelle loves her Ice Cream"  by Stamping Bella.  I also used Docrafts Papermania items from her shop :)

Uptown girl Isabelle loves her Ice Cream, rubber stamp by Stamping Bella

I colored this rubber stamp image with my Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Hair - PC914, 940, 1034, 945
Skin - PC927, 939, 1029
Dress - PC1017, 1029, 1095, 1009, 1059, 1063, 938
Chair - PC1059, 1063, 1058, 935, 1041, 938
Shoes - PC1009
Grass - PC911
Ice Cream - PC1009, 1012, 1094, 1103
Butterfly - PC1009, 914, 1103

Please join us over on the Quick Creations blog for Noelle's monthly challenge!  Follow the theme using something found in Noelle's store to be eligible for a prize.  Hope to see you there!

Flower Friend newer release from The Paper Nest Dolls :)

Squeee!!!!  I love these newer releases from Christine Paperdolls.  They are so sweet and fairy-tale-ish :)

I have used Flower Friend and colored her in nice bright and cheery colors.  One of my favorite color combinations lately :)

Flower Friend by The Paper Nest Dolls
There are so many sweet images in this new collection, I am definitely going to have to color them all!  I colored this one with my Prismacolor pencils in the following colors:

Hair - PC1070, 1072, 1076
Skin - PC927, 939, 1029
Flower - PC992, 905, 1027
Dress - PC914, 942, 1034

Flower Friend by The Paper Nest Dolls
 I also paper-pieced her!  Now that's a fiddly job, lol.  But I do love how she turned out.

If you would like to purchase this or any of the other awesome rubber stamp images at The Paper Nest Dolls, please visit their online store here.  There is also a monthly Anything Goes Challenge every month on the challenge blog, where you have a chance to win a fabulous prize from Christine Paperdolls.  Thanks for visiting and please come and join us!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Wishing You Well!!

Time for another fun Inky Impression image.  I decided to use this super-sweet image called the Wishing Well to make a get-well card, because the sentiment popped into my head as soon as I saw the image :)

Wishing Well by Inky Impressions

I colored this image using my Prismacolor pencils in the following colors:
Bird - PC1103, 1100, 935, 917, 944
Top of well - PC941, 947, 935
Rope - PC1084, 945, 935
Bucket - PC944, 945, 935
Bottom of Well - PC925, 937, 935
Grass - PC989, 1097, 908

Wishing Well by Inky Impressions

I added the image to some colored paper and card stock and added some ribbon and bows.  I also made some Kanzashi leaf sprigs to add to the ribbon as well as around the bottom of the image.  I have embellished this card further by adding some paper roses and rhinestones, and I distressed the edges of the die-cut butterflies with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and then heat embossed it with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.  That stuff is so awesome!

Inky Impressions has so many great and fun images in their online store, you can find digital images as well as rubber stamp images.  Over on the Inky Challenge blog, there are fortnightly challenges, and if you use an Inky image, you can have a chance to win some digital images!  Come on over and join the fun!

V-Day Blog Hop with Quick Creations...Bah...Humbug...

Valentine's Hop with Quick Creations

I told everyone I was boycotting V-Day this year (and maybe every year), but somehow...I can't say no to Noelle Martin at Quick Creations.  She is far too good to me :)  So Noelle, this one's for you babe :P

Noelle asked me to do a project for the hop using this sweet stamp from Crafter's Companion.  It's called Heartfelt Wishes from the Everyday with Barkley collection :)  Noelle has this one and many other sweet stamps in her online shop, Quick Creations.

I added the quilting to the large heart by using a checkerboard stencil and then moving the checkerboard to the center of the open areas.  I colored this rubber stamp image with my Prismacolor pencils and of course, I have misplaced my noted with the colors used....sorry :P

If this is your first stop, please go to the Quick Creations blog and make sure you get all of the DT members' blogs!

In order to be eligible for the prize, you need to visit every blog in the list, comment on every one, and become a follower!  You can do this!  The prizes will be awarded to three commenters/followers, and are pictured in the image at the top of this post.  Please complete the hop by midnight PDT February 4th, 2015.  Look for a special discount code somewhere on the hop. Come know you want em!
Enjoy the hop!

Quick Creations Blog-  ***start here***
Leah -  ***you are here***
Cindy -   ***go here next :)***