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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wildflower Beauty


At Come and Get It this week we have a sketch Challenge, and our sponsor is Sami Stamps. I have chosen the image called Wildflower Beauty. I have colored her with Prismacolor Pencils, and then followed the sketch using Cottage Wall Designer paper (retired)  from Stampin up. I used a sentiment also from Stampin Up that is from the So Happy for You set. I then added some pearls as accents. 
Thanks for looking 
Cindy 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Holiday Centerpiece

Hi Everyone, I have a new card today for the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. The challenge for this fortnight is to Frame It, I have used the Image by Stitchy Bear one of our Sponsors, called RSP Holiday Centerpiece. I have colored it with Copics, and used my square and Lacy Square dies from Spellbinders along with the fancy tags dies also from Spellbinders. The paper is from my stash. The sentiment is from the Four the Holidays Stamp set from Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking
Cindy 

Monday, January 25, 2016

My Easter Gear


Art jounal page for you, I am using a stamp from Sandra Caldwell called My Easter Gear. I have also used stamps from CTMH and ink sprays from Lacy Sunshine for the background and background stamp wood grain for the floor from Stampin Up. The images were colored with copics, and cut out and the window is a die from Poppy Stamps. The background behind the window is another stamp from Stampin Up called Moon Lake.  The clock and sentiment are clear stamps, from InkaDinkado Thanks for looking
Cindy

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bear Friend

Hi Everyone, this week at Come and Get It, we have a new challenge for you and that is to use round things, easy enough, polka dots, buttons, gems, circles, etc. you get the idea I am sure. We are sponsored by Ppinky Doll Arts. a wonderful lady from Greece who makes wonderful images, but also turns some of the images into dolls, go check it out. I am using an image called Bear Friend from her store, and just love this cute image.  I have made it a special card for someone I love.

 For my round things I have got a dotted paper in the background which is from the irresistible paper pack Stampin up had out last year during Sale-a-Bration, fun to use, I inked it with Pistachio Pudding ink, I have used the Window framelit die, and seam binding ribbon also from Stampin Up. the gems are from my stash, and the sentiment is from a Stampin up set called Riveting, old and retired long ago. LOL.
Hope you like my card. Thanks for looking
Cindy 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Just Bee Cause

This is a new image from Sandra Caldwell called  Just Bee Cause, I have used it to make a Be Happy card, I just love this image, she is just so sweet. I have colored her with copics, and cut her out with a Hexagon die, thought it suited the background as the background is Hexagon Hive die from Stampin Up popped onto a piece of Basic Black. I used some Organza ribbon which I colored with Crushed Curry Ink, and stamped the sentiment onto the background, which is from a retired stamp set called Picture this.  Thanks for looking
Cindy 

Springtime wishes

This  is another image from Sandra Caldwell, She is called Cottontail Cutie,  and she is just so darn cute. I have colored her with copics, then added part of a cotton ball for her tail, I have used some old paper from Stampin up called Delicate Dots. added some Wisteria Wonder ribbon and tulips which were sprayed with inks from Lacy Sunshine to color them. The sentiment is from the Easter Blossoms stamp set by Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking
Cindy 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hugging Couple

Hi Everyone, a simple challenge this week for you over at Come and Get It Challenges, and that is to emboss, which can be dry embossing which I have done, or wet embossing. We are Sponsored by Time for Tea Designs this week, and they have some really nice images. The one I am using is called hugging couple. I have colored it with copics, then did a dotted technique around them using the same colors as her dress. I have framed them using Raspberry Ripple card stock and added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some Raspberrry Ripple satin stitched ribbon.
Thanks for looking.
Cindy
I will enter this into the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes
 Open-Minded Challenges Something New: Image and Embossing Folder
Creaine Challenges Flowers, Pink Ribbon on the bingo card
Hiding in my Craft Room Embossing

Saturday, January 16, 2016

New Design Team, New Challenges

I have some wonderful news to tell you all, I have accepted a position on the Design Team of Little Patch of Crafty Friends. It is run by a wonderful lady named Denise. I am looking forward to a new year full of creativity, and this will be so much fun. The challenges are always Anything Goes, so come and join us.

For my first project, I am using an image by A Day for Daisies called Birthday Outing. I have colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I have used Birthday Basics paper for the designer paper from Stampin Up, the pompom trim comes from there as well, retired now though. I also have used Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the greeting is a combination of Happiest birthday wishes, and a die from Tim Holtz Celbrate collection. Thanks for looking, hope to see you over at the challenge.
Cindy

I will enter this into the following challenges
A Gem of a Challenge  Female Birthday
Crafty Calendar  Something New
Send a Smile for Kids Birthday for kids
Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Birthday card for Hubby

I am early this year in making hubby's birthday card, but Sandra Caldwell drew the perfect image for him, He is an artist, and does oil paintings for a hobby, and mainly they are landscapes. I used copics to color him and used some old paper from Stampin up for the background from Urban Garden Set, I then just added some flags and a button for interest. The sentiment comes from the stamp set called Easy Events also from Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking
Cindy
I am entering into the following challenges:


Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  Birthday / Anniversrary
Crafty Calendar  Something New: Image
Crafty Friends Challenge: Something New
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Something Old= Paper
Brown Sugar Anything Goes
Creative Fingers  Anything Goes

Elephant Christmas Tree

Hi Everyone, welcome back to a new year of making Christmas cards ahead of time. This is our first Challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. The challenge this fortnight is to use designer paper in your creation. I am using an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Elephant Christmas Tree I have used a retired Christmas paper and stamp set from Stampin Up, as well as the Chevron EF.
Thanks for looking
Cindy 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Lucky- St Patricks Day

Hi here with another inspiration post for Sandra Caldwell, This guy is called Lucky, and I picked him mainly cause he reminded me of my husband with the large mustache. I decided that since he was Lucky and had some coins I would use him for St. Patricks Day. The clovers were cut using my Cameo Silhouette machine, the background was embossed using the Chevrons embossing folder, and the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set both from Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking
Cindy 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

It's Cold Outside.

Today's challenge is It's Cold Outside. Our sponsor for this week is Lacy Sunshine, and I am using the image called Eleanor's Holiday Mail. I have colored her with Copics, and mounted her onto Pool Party card stock, and added glitter for the snow and snowflakes. I have used All is Calm Designer paper behind her and cut out some icicles from my silhouette, then glittered them up. to finish off the card I have used pool party seam binding ribbon. I didn't add a sentiment as I thought I could use it for Christmas later in the year, or I could use it for a winter birthday, so undecided, so until I do decide I will not put a greeting on it.

Thanks for looking.
Cindy
I am entering the following challenges
AAA- Glitter
CAS on Sunday: Let it Snow
Christmas Card Challenges: Anything Goes
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Bugaboo Stella Sketch

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Dancing in the Rain

Hi Everyone, Here is another new release from Sandra Caldwell she is called Ballerina Chick. You can get her at the store by clicking on the name of the image. She was so much fun to work with. I thought oh Life is all about dancing and enjoying it, not waiting for it to pass you by, so that is why I used this quote. I just love it, as it makes total sense to me, and of course you need the rain to dance in so the umbrella helps keeping the tutu in good shape LOL. Anyway that's my story.
Thanks for looking, have a fun filled day and enjoy life and Dance in the Rain.
Cindy
I will enter this into the following challenges

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
Moo-Mania & More : Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination  Anything Goes
Inky Impressions All things new, Gems are new and so is the image
Fab 'n' Funky Something New
Crafty Gals Corner  Anything Goes

Monday, January 4, 2016

A Mothers Love

Here is a card I made tonight, just for fun, using Sandra Caldwell image called A Mother's Love. I have colored it with copics, used Cottage Wall Designer Paper, some Heart embellishments, and a die for the sentiment and satin ribbon. Thanks for looking
Cindy

I will enter it into the following challenges
Crafty Boots Something Old, Something New Old is the paper and new is the Image
Craft Your Passion  - Anything Goes
AAA Glitter: on wings
Glitter n Sparkle Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time anything goes with Red


Starbucks Bear

Hi Everyone, well I am proud to say that I was chosen to be on Sandra Caldwell's DT for her facebook group. I love her images, as I think they are quirky and so much fun to work with.

For my first project I have chosen the Starbucks Bear, and I thought oh the perfect image to make a gift card holder or a colleague of mine or next Christmas, I know well can never get things ready too early.

I have colored the bear using copics. and then used my silhouette to cut out the coffee cup. as well as the front of it, which is in Garden Green Striped paper from Stampin up. I added a hole into the lid so I could add the tag to the card, which is a stamp from the Beautiful Season stamp set also by Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking
Cindy

I will enter this into the following challenges
Crafting from the Heart 
Craft Your Passion 
Not Just Cards
Our Crafty Corner 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Something New

Hi Everyone, we have a Something New Challenge you to get you started off  in the New Year, The something new can be new image, new paper, new die whatever, as long as you use something new on your project. For my project the image was new which is called Baby Smilin' from A Day for Daisies our Sponsor this time around. Also new is the punch I got to make the sweet bow on the card.  I have used copics to color the image, and put it onto a panel embossed with a spellbinders embossing folder, the bow was made after I took a piece of white cards stock and embossed it with a cuttlebug folder. I mounted the image and the background panel onto Coastal Cabana card stock and cut out the spellbinders fancy tag die and and oval punch with the sentiment from a stamp set called Teeny Tiny Wishes, available through Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking.
Cindy
I will enter this into the following challenges
A DAY FOR DAISIES 
CUTE CARD THURSDAY
Sweet Stampin ' SOMETHING NEW
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE
ALLSORTS use something new
Crafty Friends Challenge  use something new
Outlawz Challenge: Paper Ala Mode something new