Friday, March 31, 2017

Always Anything Goes at Color It Create It Show It Off!

 Wow It's already April!!  While I'm looking forward to Spring, I wonder where did the past few months go!  It's a late Easter this year, so this month at Color It Create It Show It Off we're celebrating with Spring images.  This image from Sherri Baldy is called Bunny Love or Img098 and I just love her!
From the Furry ears to her droopy socks and bandaid, all colored with Copics.  I edged the image with Distress ink in green to make her stand out. 
I added a sticker that actually has a rolled flower on it-great set!  Using a softly colored pastel background paper, I added a strip of accent blue with a paper lace overlay. I kept the inside of the card ('cause I always finish them off) very simple with strips of accent colors/design.  Then inked a sentiment on it.  It's all ready to go for whatever occasion you need-very versatile.  Please come over and play at our challenge-it's always Anything Goes so please join us with any image, any project!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

ATG at Come and Get It with a "Springtime Theme" Paper Nest Dolls is sponsoring us!

 What a great time to have a Challenge at Come and Get It with the "theme" of Springtime!  Paper Nest Dolls has graciously sponsored us with some beautiful images.  This one is called Flower Cart Avery and it's so fun!
I colored Avery with copics and kept the image area pretty clean and simple-just some epoxy dots.  I love this kite paper!  Paired it with a bright colorful spring plaid paper. On the inside I used a bigger sheet of the kite paper so you could really see the pattern.  Put a bright pink/raspberry label die cut on the opposite side with a sentiment.  This image from Paper Nest Dolls was very clean lines, easy to color and well defined so that it made the coloring go pretty quick!  Come on over to Come and Get It Challenge- we always like Anything Goes Challenges and LOVE to see your creations!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spots & Dots Everywhere at Crafting When We Can-Fabrika Fantasy is our Sponsor!

 At Crafting When We Can, we are celebrating "DOTS-SPOTS"!  And our thoughtful Sponsor for this challenge is Fabrika Fantasy.  The beauty of images from this site is that with some of them, you can also get a pre-colored image.  That's what I've used on this card and he is called "Easter Bunny" of course.  These options make it a great way to get cards done that you need for the last minute!
I cut the image and then inked it around the edges with distressed orange ink.  I lucked out with my design paper-one side was this great carrot paper and the other the green dot paper.  That fit the bill for this challenge!  I kept it very simple with just a stamp from KKS.
On the inside, I used a decorative Easter egg paper and an orange textured label die cut.  I used another wonderful sentiment stamp from a clear stamp set from KKS.  Easy Peasy!
Come and play with us at Crafting When We Can-We'd love to see your creations and be inspired!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

All Dressed Up Challenge is ATG! Come join us with Your ADU image!!

Welcome back to a brand new challenge. We had some fabulous entries last month, so keep checking back for our winner and top three!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendys fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that? 

For this Challenge, I decided to make a Tag so that I could use it for a special Birthday com
ing up!  I need to do more of them 'cause it was so much fun to make!  I used the image called appropriately "Flowers for You".  After coloring her with copics, I found 3 coordinating design papers for her mats.  Then used a large mat green eyelet and 2 mini purple eyelets in the corners for some eye candy.  Loved being able to use some decorative ribbon and fibers!

 We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations so it's a great chance for you to add to your digital library!  We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have until the evening of the 14th to enter your creations. And don't forget the challenge on our Facebook Page starting on the 1st of each month running throughout the complete month with a theme. Why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images. 

And don't forget to visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous images. 
We can't wait to see what you all make!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Remember We're celebrating a Birthday over at Color It Create It Show It Off! Come join us!

Just wanted to remind you all that we are celebrating a Birthday Bash for Color It Create It Show It Off using images created by Sherri Baldy All Month Long!  Through out the month, we have several special colored creations that we want to share with you.  AND we want you to join us and share what are YOUR favorite images from Sherri.
This image I used half way through our celebration is just called Bestie In A Frame.  I love all the flowers that surround the frame and look at all the curls in her hair!  For the Pearls in her hair, I used white liquid pearls.  I wanted to call attention to the CIRCLE shape of the image so I glued it to the front of an A5 card blank and fancy cut around the circle, leaving a hinge.  So the kraft heart printed paper is actually on the inside of the card, with a paper ribbon in pale yellow running through a ribbon glide.  When you lift the flat, you see the Get Well sentiment underneath.  This sweet image will make a great card to perk up your spirits when you're under the weather.  Make sure you come over to the Challenge and place your entry into the mix and Celebrate with the rest of us!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Day for Daisies is sponsoring "Things With Wings" at Come and Get It Challenge!

 I had such fun with this Come And Get It challenge and the image I used from A Day for Daisies is titled "Birds for Bree".  The images at this site are so whimsical and "clean/elegant" that it makes them very easy to color!  The THEME for this Challenge is Things With Wings!
I kept the coloring simple, Summery.  I love blue birds and gave their wings a coating of blue Wink of Stella.  I matted the image with kraft and then peach dp.  The Stamp is from a great set at KKS and says "You Lift Me Up". I had this Great paper with bird houses, birds, nests, and tree limbs all over it and placed her matted image on a branch so to speak.  I used this unique Vine "ribbon" from my local SBS- it's made from woven material with veined leaves-glued down with Zig 2-way glue.  On that ribbon, I placed several nature embellies: Owl, dragonfly and ladybug--see if you spot them!  On the inside liner, I used the peach speckled paper and then a draft label die cut from my stash.  The stamp on the inside page is a friendship stamp from my collection.  We hope that you will want to stop in and play with us for this Challenge.  We can't wait to see your creations!
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

All Dressed Up has it's NEW RELEASE for March! 4 new images!

Welcome to the first new release images for 2017 at All Dressed Up! And Wendy has done us proud again with more gorgeous images.  They are now available in the Etsy Store -}here and they are named Feeling Spoilt, Flowers for Mum, Clunk Clunk, and Easter Bonnet.  
As you can see, I've used the Easter Bonnet cutie-I just love these images she creates!  I used beautiful Spring colors and tried to keep them soft--always a challenge for me that likes dark shading!  A simple cloud background and she was ready to go.  I split the design paper to ground the image, added white paper lace and some epoxy dots.  Used a Birthday Stamp from my stash and already know what lovely sweet person is going to get this for her Birthday!  On the inside, I used a complimentary floral print and stamped a KKS stamp that is so meaningful! 


I am sure you will agree that Wendy has produced 4 absolutely gorgeous images this month (As always!) 
Remember to pop over and buy them from our Etsy store and don't forget we have two challenges running right now 

Our Blog Challenge
ending on the eve of the 14th 

and our Facebook Challenge 
ending on the last day on the month. 
The current theme is 1-2-3
  Visit us again on the 15th for the new Challenge launch and don't forget - if you want to see some more fabulous makes from our Super-talented Design Team using these new releases, Part 2 will be right here on the 22nd.
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

MIXED MEDIA Time at Crafting When We Can Challenge! Our Wonderful Sponsor is Oddball Art!

 Don't we all need Birthday cards?  That's why it's a perfect Challenge on Crafting When We Can where we're being sponsored by Oddball Art Company this week!  We are all working with MIXED MEDIA this challenge and I'm using Birthday Jaz.
After using copic markers on her, I used Glossy Accents on her glasses for that shiny effect.  Added a mat, raised the image with foam dots that straddled the purple and white  Baker's Twine that criss-crossed the card.  Thought it would bring out he beautiful lavender sentiments on the design paper.  A trio of purple paper flowers in the corner was a great accent I think!  On the inside liner, I used both of the dp's and then used a lavender accent die cut for the Birthday Sentiment.  We can't wait to see your wonderful entries in our Challenge!!  Come out and play and hopefully win some prizes!
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