Birthday Bird…..

This time of the year I’ve a large number of birthday cards to make, so I thought that this cute image called “Bug Birthday – Bird 4” would be a great place to start.  This is also my card for the July “Bugaboo Crafty Challenge” at The Crafting Circle.Com.

If you haven’t checked out the new and improved “Bugaboo” Digital Online Store, make sure you do.  She’s always got great sales going on and some of the nicest digital stamps around…and don’t forget to check out her Free Image each Friday.

I chose to color this image with my Copic Markers and also my Prisma Colored Pencils. The patterned papers were all from a new stack by Echo Park that I bought at a recent Convention. The stack is Called “Birthday Wishes.”

I cut my colored image with a Spellbinder’s Scalloped Circle Die, plus I used the Die-Namics “Bottle Cap Numbers” by My Favorite Things to cut out the date.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you next time.  Good luck on the Challenge.

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
dare2bartzy
lilpatchofcraftyfriends
corrosivechallenges

 

Year End….

Hi everyone.  This is my newest card and it’s for the “Bloobel Progressive Challenge” for May. Having several Teachers in our family, I thought it was a perfect card to send to one of them.  By this time of the year I thought that they all must feel this way, not just the students! Don’t you think so?

The cute digital image is by Bloobel and called “Bored at Work.” He’s been colored with my Copic Markers, White Gelly Roll Pen, and Prisma Pencils.

I used a Spellbinger Die for the basic background shapes and then used the Bottle Cap Letter Dies by Die-Namics from My Favorite Things. The Speech Bubble and Sentiment are both computer generated.

The Pattern Papers are more “Oldies” that I dug out of my 8½ x 11 drawer. Sorry, but neither had a name on them. The Red Cardstock was a scrap.

I hope you were able to grab this free image and enter the challenge.  If not, sign up so you can get the Free June Image when it’s released.

Thanks for stopping by.

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HELLO….

Hello everyone.  This card is for the Bloobel Progressive Challenge for April.  The Digi is part of a set of flowers that Lisa did and one in which we could pick out the image we wanted to color for this month’s Challenge.  I chose “Arthur Aster.” Check them out and see which one you like the best.

I’ve colored the image with my Copic Markers.  The papers were all from my scraps folder.  The “Hello” die is by Momenta and bought at Hobby Lobby. The Cloud and Banner die are Die-Namics by My Favorite Things. The Corners are done by a Fiskars Corner Punch.

I hope you were able to get your image in time to enter this month’s challenge. If so, you are eligible for next month’s free digi.  If not, you can buy it and enter.

Thanks for stopping by.

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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.

Thanks for stopping by.

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
disdigidesigns
starstampz
worldwideopen

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
bloobel progressive challenge
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craftingwithanattitude

 

 

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