Smile…!

If this big guy doesn’t make you smile…nothing will!  His name is “Ogre” and is another of Lisa’s “Quirky” Bloobel Digital Stamps.  I wanted him for a birthday card, but I couldn’t resist putting “Smile” on the front. Inside I’ll put – It’s Your Birthday!” That should work just fine.

I made the card following Sketch #4 on the Crafting Circle “Just For Fun” Wednesday Monthly Challenge. Come over and take a peek and join us for some fun.  I love following a sketch.

I’ve colored him with my Copic Markers and a few Prisma Pencils. I used Diamond Glaze by Judi-kins on his eyes and Wink Of Stella on the background of the oval. That’s hard to see in the photo, but trust me…it looks great in person.

I’ve used two dies by Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  The first is their Stitched Ovals and the second is their Scalloped and Stitched Rectangles. The Pattern Papers are also from a MFT stack called “Rainbow Stripes.” The sentiment was hand written. Other papers and the Embroidery Floss was from my scraps.

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Winter Bliss…!?

This digi by Bugaboo is called “Stella Calendar Months – November.” As you know if you’ve been following me for any length of time, that Stella is my favorite Bugaboo character. I see myself in her!

This is my first project for the new “Bugaboo Crafty Challenge” over at Craftingcircle. It is a new monthly prize challenge for Bugaboo stamps projects and starts on the 15th of every month. Come over and check it out and join us.  It will be lots of fun and we’ll have some great prizes.

I wanted to use a paper that looked “cold” and I think this one was perfect. I printed the image several times and used the different layers to make a 3-D Card.  I find the fussy-cutting very hard, but I’m gonna keep practicing until it gets easier.  If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to share them with me.

I colored her with Copic Markers and used a jar of Rowney White Watercolor Paint for the snow.  I also rubbed a little on the bottom part of the page to make the area look more like a snow bank. I got the affect of snow flakes by dipping the end of paint brush into the white paint and dabbing it on the card and the banner. Can’t you just see that snow piling up?

The paper is by Bo Bunny and called the “Altitude Collection.” It was from Hobby Lobby.   I’ve used Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze on her glasses and a cotton ball for her hand muff and the edge of her coat. Her earmuffs are a pink pom-pom cut in half.  I’m not sure where the one on her hat came from, but the Glass Icicles are from Joanns.

The sentiment is computer generated and the top border and Letter Banners are dies by Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  The Twine is from Hobby Lobby.

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CHALLENGES ENTERED:
disdigidesigns
starstampz

Birdie…

This is my #1 Card for this month’s Crafting Circle Monthly Wednesday Challenge. It’s a “Just for Fun” Challenge, but I’ve always loved following the sketches and anything else they they throw at us.

The image is from Bloobel Digital Stamps and called “Robin Chick.” I’ve had her for a few months and didn’t get to use her until now, but I can see where she’ll pop up in some future warm-weather type cards. I’ve colored her with my Copic Markers, some Prisma Pencils and a touch of white Pen.

The patterned cardstock I used is from a 6×6 paper stack called “Marine” by American Crafts. I think it’s my favorite shade of blue and I’m sure you’ll see lots of other cards featuring this stack.

I used two very old circle punches to make the circles at the bottom of the card, but I didn’t find a name on the punches.  The Stitched Sun and the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles are Die-namics by My Favorite Things. The yellow cardstock was a scrap and the ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you are warm and cozy where you are.

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
allsorts
ribbongirls

I’m NOT Angry!!!!!!!

This is the image for the first Progressive Challenge hosted by the Queen of Quirky – Lisa Graham, owner of Bloobel Digital Stamps.  When I first saw the image, I  had absolutely no idea of what I could or would do with it. Then things slowly fell into place. 🙂

I colored the image with my favorite coloring medium, my Copic Markers and some parts are enhanced with my Prisma Colored Pencils. I also used a little touch of Yellow Ochre Color Box Chalk Ink to make the grass pop.

The word bubble and letters are computer generated, but the letters on the wooden sign are made with the Die-namics Bottle Cap letter dies by My Favorite Things. The Clouds and Grass dies are also by Die-namics and should still be available at MY Favorite Things online store.

I usually make my own card bases, but this time I’m using a 5 x 6-1/2 pre-made base by Recollections.  Since they come in a set of 50 cards and envelopes, using them does save time. My patterned paper is a single  sheet by “The Paper Studio” from Hobby Lobby. I usually buy these when they have a half-price sale on all the Paper Studio Papers, which they seem to have every few weeks.

The Challenge runs until the end of January, but the image is no longer free now. It may be purchased or you may wait until next month and request the February image. If you want to join in the future Bloobel Progressive Challenges, please sign up for her newsletter that insures you will get the image request each month.

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CHALLENGES ENTERED:
bloobel progressive challenge
hcrafting with friends
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