Thursday, October 15, 2020

It's Almost Christmas over at All Dressed Up Stamp Challenge

It is almost time for the All Dressed Up Stamp Challenge to begin and for you to share your creations with us!  I can't wait to see them and to get inspired!

As crafter's, we always look ahead to future seasons when we make our cards.  Or at least I do!  That's why I chose to use the ADU image called "Christmas House" for my DT project.  I fell in love with the gorgeous decorations on the door and entryway. 

As this image only includes the arched unit and step area, I used a brick stencil and some Charcoal ink to create a surround for the door.  I love the look during the Holidays of pinks and silver accents so using copics, white and pink liquid pearls, and silver metallic marker, I created my winter wonderland.

The stiff background cardstock has silver glitter swirls like snow, banks of snow in front of the stoop and a ribbon and bow in soft pink/glitter to finish off the look of the card.  The interior is also finished off with lots of room for messages and/or sentiments.

Thanks for visiting today and please join us over at All Dressed Up Stamps for our month long Challenge.  You too could win images from their wonderful Shop to use on your own Christmas Cards!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Happy Fall Y'all and it's time for Pumpkins at All Dressed Up!

It's almost time for Hayrides, bonfires, beautiful leaves falling down in our yards....AND, the NEW RELEASE from All Dressed Up Stamps!

My creation is called Little Pumpkin and I LOVED coloring her up!  You see, my husband and I grow pumpkins over the summer on our little Farm and we have them for sale on our front yard in the country.  So this is a perfect image for my Fall card.  

I used a Ginko leaf stencil for the background, free-handed some green hills and used Fall colors throughout.  I turned her into a Birthday card as you will see in the inside.  Please check out the other seasonal designs in the Shoppe and Happy Fall Y'all!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Serenity Fairy Joyful polymer stamp-showcasing for Polkadoodles

My latest card for Polkadoodles is called Serenity Fairy Joyful and is so whimsical and dainty.
I used the largest 2 dies from PD Craft Die-Stitched Circles for around the image as well as an accent color.  What I like about these dies is that EACH circle has a different type "stitch" around the outer edge.  Makes them really pop!
Off-setting the circles, it gave me a base for the flowers around Serenity.  I used Dies Super Sprigs and Flower Flourish:
The PD paper pack that I used is amazing called Adalene French Vintage Craft Papers-done in soft plums and vintage prints. I love using papers made in the UK in addition to the ones I have normal access to--such variety! The sentiment is from PD Spring Rose stamp set.

Serenity was colored using all Copic Markers and here is the List:
Skin: R000, R00, R01, R02, RV10, R81
Hair: E41, E42, 43, 44
Dress: Y21, YR31
Butterflies: BV01, B91, Lavender Stickles
Flowers: Gelly Roll 10, Gold Liquid Pearls

Thank you everyone for looking at my latest card project-there's many more to come!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Cupid's Heart from All Dressed Up Stamps is a Thank You Card

Our Challenges over at All Dressed Up Stamps are Always Anything Goes, as long as you use an ADU image.  For the Challenge this month, I used Cupid's Heart as a Thank You card.
Coloring her with copics, I tried to keep the shading real soft for a light color.  I used Gold Wink of Stella for the Bow and assorted sequins, facets, and glass beads for color accents.  There is a white sheer ribbon wrapped around the front of the card, ending in a bow.
I finished the inside with a heavy stock of pink hearted paper and a sentiment that comes with the coordinated papers.
You have until October 14th to get your creation in our Challenge so please join and let us ooooh and awwwww over it!   

Monday, September 7, 2020

All Dressed Up Stamps is looking a little FALL..ish!

I'm so happy to feel some cooler temps here in Illinois!  And while we're gathering pumpkins to sell from our garden, it makes my thoughts turn to Fall!  This image from All Dressed Up Stamps called "Feeding the Ducks" made me color her with copics in Fall colors.  She can be found here.  I fancy cut the image, as well as the ducks, so that you could see all the Fall design papers I used.  I also used a Fall sentiment from my stash along with 2 Epoxy dots.
On the inside, I finished it off with a tan polka dot paper and a Thinking of You  digital sentiment from my stash.  I'm so happy with the way it turned out.  There are SO many more Digital stamps over at the ADU website so please go check them out!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Polkadoodles Winnie is out Shopping Again-Using a "Wobble"

Thank you for joining me today for my post for Polkadoodles!  I'm using a great Winnie image called Winnie Sunshine Delights-Busy AND I made her into a Wobble Card...EEK!

In coloring her up, I used my favorite go to-Copics.  You can see the list of colors used at the end of this post.  Using the PD paper pack of In Love with Autumn, I created a scene with some of my favorite colors.  Created a little pathway using a stencil-and that is what she "wobbles" on as she goes shopping.  I also cut out individual leaves from one of the designer papers to create the effect of them blowing around. When she is touched, the wobble device makes her giggle left and right-I tried to capture the motion in the attached picture.  I added some epoxy dots on the banners and finished the inside with leaves and dots also.  Stamp is from KKS.

She is being featured today on the Polkadoodles website here:

Copics used:
E000, E0, E00, E01, E02, R20, RV69
E34, E35, E37, E39
YG93, 97, 00
YR01, YR02, YR00, YR18, 21, 24, 31, Y32
Hair: W1,W00,W03, W05
Asst.: Blender, Wh. Jelly Roll 08, Micron 05, Wink of Stella Silver & Gold

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Horace & Boo from Polkadoodles are heading for the Garden

I'm visiting with my friends over at Polkadoodles again...this time with Horace & Boo with their Wheelbarrow found here. They're in the Garden and have a full load, complete with a mouse!

There is so much detail going on with this digital stamp that I almost got out the colored pencils.  But I used my trusty Copics -I had fun making the dog into a Dalmatian.   Using the In love with Autumn paper pack, I pictured them walking down to the vege garden, looking for the last of the yummy goodies of the season.  Just like we are doing at our house.

I used a scrap strip of yellow polka-dotted paper, stamped a friend sentiment on it and put a bronze ribbon slide on it and used it as a banner on the print.  I felt it was a great time to use my highly popular cloud stencil as a backdrop. I'm so in love with the fluffy look of this!  I then added some orange jute twine along with some wooden stars and popped the whole creation up on foam dots for some dimension.

On the finished inside, again using the Autumn papers, I kept it simple with a paper stripe in the corner and a simple friendship sentiment from my collection.

Thanks for looking at my Polkadoodles creation-Come visit us again soon!
 Entering this card in the following Challenges: