Sunday 24 November 2013

DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog-Swiss Pixie

Hi peeps! Today I'm sharing the card I made for the Happy Holiday challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our sponsor this week is C.C Designs(formerly All That Scraps)
Who knew they carried so many awesome digis? Tons!
I've chosen to use this cute image from the Swiss Pixies collection called Swiss Pixie Heidi
I thought it printed out quite large but I've never figured out how to re-size a digital image with PhotoScape so Heidi turned out to be a pretty big pixie.
I wanted to try and get the bauble to look spherical and shiny so I checked out this tutorial by Debbie Olson
The snowflake border is from Memory box. I added some hoarded and forgotten Class A'Peel dot stickers. They look like little red gems set in gold.. 
The mesh was from a secret sister swap years ago.
The super thick twine was a  RAK from my friend Glo.
The paper is EP Reflections Christmas.
The sentiment is a Whimsy Stamp mini postage stamp and die cut.
The corner die cut is from SCACD.
I added a piece of wire for the bauble hook and mounted the image with pop dots for lots of dimension.
Yayyy another Christmas card done! I think that's 6 or 7 now. How's your Christmas card making coming along? I'm trying to keep my handmade cards at about 25 this year. That's about half of what I usually do.
 I guess it's about time to set the Christmas tree up. Maybe this week. Anyone have theirs up yet?
 It seems to be a 3 day project for me. One day to set up the 7 foot  pre-lit tree and fluff  the branches as well as hang garlands around the house.
One day to add the ribbon, bows, and baubles, and one day to add all the hand made and dough art ornaments that I've made over the last 25+ years. When it's all done it's dripping with ornaments.
I'm also hoping my daughter Ashley has her baby this week!!
She didn't want to know what she was having so it's going to be a surprise!
She says she feels it will be a girl though.
I hope everyone has a great week, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers!
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's winter holiday cards so don't forget to link up.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Anything goes

Sunday 10 November 2013

I put a speLl on YOU-DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

the feathers behind the acetate spider makes it look furry

Hi everyone!
I know it's November already and Halloween is over but I didn't get to  make enough Halloween cards again this year.
I still plan to do a couple more this month with images that I've wanted to color up last year already.
 The combination of purples, greens, and oranges together rock my world!
 I love collecting Halloween paraphernalia because something about those colors as well as miniature spiders and skulls just makes me happy. 
Another happy that happened to me in October was making a new friend in blogland!
I can now call Gloria(Creepy Glowbugg) a friend of mine.
We made up a R.A.K  for each other and and mailed it a couple of weeks ago.
It's been a long time since I've participated in a secret sister swap or anything like that and I forgot how much fun it was collecting things that I thought Glo would like.
In return I received an awesome package filled with all kinds of goodies!
All kinds of fabulous things I had never seen before and even some things like ribbon and die cuts that weren't available to me here.
We tried to keep the theme for our R.A.K Halloween/Fall, so I was delighted that I still had a witch image to color up this week for The Corrosive Challenge Blog so I was able to play with some of my new goodies right away.
The theme this week at TCCB is Feathers and Fur
If you have a creation with feathers or fur on it you can play along. Even if just your image has feathers or fur on it, you can still play along.
Our sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis.
This is the first image I'm using of Ricks.
 Wow I am amazed at how intricate his designs are and the amazing detail in them.
I chose to use this crazy witch called I put a SpeLl onYOU
This image just cracked me up when I saw it. The shrunken had and voodoo doll are too fun and I just love how freaked out the snake looks.
Yes it was a lot of fun to color.
The papers are from Bo Bunny Fright Delight, and Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows.
If you look closely you can see a clay cauldron behind the gate
That was handmade and gifted to me by Gloria. She also spoiled me with that wicked Spiderweb gate die cut from Prickly Pear!
I never knew that die existed but how awesome right?
The green weave ribbon, black gems,spider, bat,and brads she also gifted to me as well as some of the papers.
Did I say she spoiled me? She certainly did.
The best part of the gift was the beautiful card Glo sent to me.
I absolutely love everything about this card!
I've had it saved in my favorites for a long time so it' a treasure to me now.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm looking forward to seeing your feathers and fur.

I'd like to take part in the following challenges:
Make It Monday Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything goes #33

Friday 8 November 2013

Guest Designer for CMC Classroom-The Stamp Fairy-Jake Wintertime

I added a bow and retook a picture of the add on and way better lighting here

Hi everyone!
I'm thrilled to have been chosen as a GDT for the Color Me Creative Challenge Group!
Last year I took a class with Suzanne and would recommend her online classes to anyone wanting to learn more about Copics.
Also, the ladies that hang out in chat over there are a riot! Hi Tina! Glad I was able to play along this week. Thanks!
This month's theme is Winter themed colors and images and
our sponsor is the Stamp Fairy.
I've used this adorable teddie digi called Jake Wintertime.
I've colored the teddie using the dot technique to give it more texture. I was going to pounce a cotton rag with blender on it but liked it enough the way it was so I kept it fun and easy.
The hat and scarf are paper pieced with paper from Fancy Pants Designs paper pack called Winterland. There's also a few pop dots between the layers. Of course as soon as I had the pieces glued down I wished I had cut the striped paper horizontally instead of vertically.
I also paper pieced the snow and snowballs onto some Sookwang paper and sprinkled Glitter Ritz Crystal Clear glitter on top. I love how that ultra fine glitter feels.
I added a strip ofcheese cloth and sprinkled some Frantage around the edges. I've discovered it works way better to press the Frantage into the versamark on your card. I used to just sprinkle and hope some would stay put. Ha! The sentiment squares are also cut out from the same paper pack.
I love the soft icy colors in that pack. 
The bow I added is one I made with the Bow Easy-I can finally make a bow without having to look at the video on Youtube!! Whoowhoo! i'm sure I'll be adding more bows to my cards now.
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to link up your Winter themed creations with us at CMC