Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Easter Hop Along

It's time to hop along with the gals at Creative Cowgirls!  Our theme for these next two weeks is spring / Easter.  Will you join us?

We are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons.
The lucky winner will receive these beautiful ribbons

and three images of choice from
Chi Chi Memories has some beautiful images. You can visit their store here.   Here is what I made using their images:

Don't you love the chicks? So easter cute!   Colored with copics.  I used a Papertrey Ink die.  Sponged with SU ink.  Flower soft was added to the chicks for texture.

This Hop along is a fun one!
The winner of the Hop will receive a basket of Crafty JOY!
Some Digi Images!
A chance to be a guest designer on our blog for our April 17th and June1st Challenges!

TO WIN.........................
You must post our badge on your sidebar
Create a Spring or Easter paper craft and enter in the challenge
Create a post mentioning this hop
Hop along and leave a message on each DT members blog that is in the hop with your last comment being here on our chellenge blog.
You could be the WINNER!   Hop over to the Creative Cowgirls Blog to get started. You don't want to miss out!

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Have a great Sunday everyone!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Mail!

I'm so excited!

Tilda in Yellow

Even if it's not spring outside, it's definitely spring in my crafting!  Here's Tilda in Yellow:

This is a quick post today. I'm off to Winnipeg to teach another copic marker class. If you're in the vicinity of Scrapbookers Anonymous on Portage Avenue on Saturday afternoon, pop in and say 'hi'. Check out their supply of Magnolia and Flourish stamps while you're there!

Challenges for this card:

Totally Tilda--chipboard
Sketch Saturday--week 147
Cupcake Inspirations 103
Magnolia-licious Challenge Inspiration 5
Sugar Creek Hollow--anything goes
Crafts and Me Challenge 27
Pink Paper Paradise

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Sweet Pea of a Different Kind

This is the first time I've inked up this Sweet Pea image. I've had this image on my crafting table for a while now, but haven't had a chance to ink her up.  I'm glad I finally got around to it, as it's a gorgeous image, with lots of possibilities.

She's called Ching-Chou Kuik's September Rhythm and is available here.  I chose to use aqua as the main color scheme here, and the background dp has a shimmer to it (can't remember where it's from though).  Copics were used to color it, and I used a SU punch for the edge.  The flourish was created with the Tim Holtza Sizzix Die--gotta love that die!  I added some glitter to the flourishes for added bling.  Lastly, I finished it off with some silver ribbon.

Hope you like it!

Challenges for this card:

Fussy and Fancy Friday

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge

Today is my second opportunity as Guest Design Team Member for the Sisterhood Of Crafters. It's been a terrific opportunity and I've been enjoying my first two weeks and I know the next two weeks are going to be just as much fun.

We are sponsored by BoniBleaux Designs.  They have alot of unique images and it's very worthwhile to make a visit to their store

Here is the card I made for the challenge. The image I chose is called Nick Lotsaspaghetti. What a totally fun image!  I had a great time creating with Nick!

The challenge this week at The Sisterhood of Crafter is to make anything masculine, boy or man themed.  Will you join us in this challenge? I sure hope so!  One winner will not only receive the TOP SISTER award but will also receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Dude Time Doodles.

Run on over to The Sisterhood Of Crafters to see what the rest of the DT and the GDT have come up with.....the samples are awesome!

Challenges for this card:

I heart 2 Stamp
Do It With Digi's
Digi's Doodle Shop's Best
The Crafty Pad

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's Faerie Time!

I've become enchanted by the Emerald Faerie Collection. Have you seen it yet?  I've fallen in love. If you haven't, pop over to Deb's to check out their collection. Two new faeries have just been released.

Copics were used to color the image, and I pop dotted an extra set of wings to add more dimension.  I added some stickles to the wings and to the pink background strips. I'm sure that faeries have glitter on them, right?   The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts, along with the clear flower gems (I love those).   The flower greenery were punched out with a Martha Stewart punch.  The paper is Prima.

BTW--for anyone who is interested, we didn't get much of the snow that was forecasted, so today didn't turn out to be a crafting day, but it was a regular work day.

Challenges for this card:
Deb's Creations
Card Mad fairy's Digi Days
Digi's Doodle Shop's best
Do It With Digi's
I Heart 2 Stanp

Monday, March 21, 2011

Beautiful Hanglar Stanglar

I only have two Hanglar Stanglar images and this is one of them. I really enjoy coloring them....their expresssions are so lovely.

I've chosen to do a red , white and black/grey card today.  It's a great color combo and it really makes the image pop, don't you think?

I've used my copics again and embellished this card with Wild Orchid Craft flowers, dies from Spellbinders, my favorite dp, a leaf punch from Martha Stewart, and the swiss dots cuttlebug folder. 

I'd love to hear what you think of the card. As always, comments are truly appreciated.  We're awaiting 25 centimetres of snow for tonight and tomorrow......will I be stuck at home making cards? !!!

Have a wonderful evening.  Janet

Challenges for this card:

Lovely Hanglar Only
Wild Orchid Crafts
Charisma Cardz #11
Gingerloft Challenges

Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's Spring

or at least they say it's spring.  It's certainly not spring here. We've been getting lots of heavy, wet snow all day today.  It's supposed to continue tonight and tomorrow and we're supposed to get 15-20 com of it on tuesday!  Maybe I'll get my blizzard day yet!

I've got a Sugar Nellie image for you in this post. I've colored her up for the Sugar Bowl Challenge.  The Challenge is a sketch along with the theme of Spring,and I've managed to make it all work, I think.  I really like the orange and green colors.  Copics were used again, along with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I also texturized the two paper strips with a cuttlebug folder. I added a wee bit of glossy accents to the coffee to add a bit of shine to it.

I hope it's definitely Spring in your neck of the woods. If so, send it ,my way please!

Challenges for my card:

The Sugar Bowl
Stamp Something
Wild Orchid Challenge
House of Gilli
The Cheerful Stamp Pad
Stamp with Sarah Kay
Creative Cottage

It's Tilda Time!

I haven't used a Tilda stamp in ages, but I pulled out one today and colored her up.  I used my copics again, and I've been practicing using different colors for skin tones and hair colors. It's interesting seeing what combinations I can come up with. I'll be using Magnolia images at my class this weekend at Scrapbookers Anonymous in Winnipeg later on in April. If you've taken a basic copic coloring class and would like to join us. give Marilyn a call and sign up.  This Saturday at the same store, we'll be learning some other copic techniques and coloring up some Flourish images.

Challenges for this card:

Magnolia Down Under
Magnolia-Licious Challenge
Magnolia Stamp Lovers
Charisma Cardz
Wild Orchid Challenge

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Vision in Purples

This is my card sample for my Copic Club Class tonight at Gone Scrappin' In Bloom in Rossburn, MB.

I got the idea for this card from a tutorial on the Flourishes blog.  It's right here. I loved the idea of the dimension, so I re-created it.  I added some glossy accents to the lady bug to make her stand out. I added some flowersoft to the centre of the flower for texture.  I used V02,04 and 06 to color the petals and R27 for the ladybug and YG93 and 95 for the greenery. I followed the sketch from I (heart) 2stamp for this month as well.

I'm looking forward to the class tonight.It's always a fun time with the ladies at Gone Scrappin' in Bloom!  If you get the chance, sign up for the copic club. It's tons of fun, and we learn alot.

TGIF!  Janet

Challanges for this card:

I (heart) 2 stamp
The Creative Cottage
The Cheerful Stamp Pad
Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays
Scrapbook Sisters

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Come Waltz With Me

It's blog waltz time again and welcome to my waltz.  I've chosen to make my card match up with the sketch challenge this week as well. I've used the free digi image that Claire kindly gave us to use too.

I used ,my spellbinders labels die to cut out the image and I colored it with my copics. I glued it to the the background paper and carefully trimmed the background paper to fit around the die cut.  I added some bling with the green rhinestones.  I cut out the base of the card using another spellbinders die and did the same with the dp that I placed on the card base.

Challenges for this card:
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Neutral Beauty

A brown monochromatic card using the peaches Flourishes image.  I really like Flourishes stamps. They are classic images that can be used for many occassions, and can be colored with all sorts of colors. I'm featuring them in my next class at Scrapbookers Anonymous and More on March 26.

This image was colored with my copics and I used some pearls that I bought at Love is in the Details at my visit there last month.  Lori makes her own flowers and bead arrangements....gotta love these!  I added some of Lori's netting as well.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and I altered them using glimmer glam.  I used my spellbinders to cut out the image and the background frame. A Martha Stewart punch was used to cut out the leaves.  Lastly a doo hickey die from Magnolia was used to create the lacey edge.

Challenges for this card:

Flourishes Neutral Beauty Challenge
Paper Cupcakes
CCEE Stampers
Simon Says Stamp
Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge #19

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Creative Cowgirls Go Monochromatic!

Our theme for the next two weeks at Creative Cowgirls is Monochromatic. I totally embraced this theme and have gone crazy with it. watch my upcoming cards and you will see quite a few like this.

We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles--a company with totally amazing images.  I got to play with these dragons:

I thought this image would make a great card for a younger child so I went with the birthday theme and used the cuttlebug birthday folder. I used my copics to color the image and created a tent topper card.

I also decided to make one of these same cards but in a pink color scheme.  The only difference besides the colors was that I added some stickles to the dragon's wings. I wanted to do the same for the blue dragon, but the men in my house vetoed that idea!

Make sure that you check out Delicious Doodles. It's definitely worth the trip.  They will be giving our WINNER  "3 IMAGES OF CHOICE"  and all of the "TOP 3" "1 IMAGE OF CHOICE".  Wow!   What great prizes!

Stop over at the Creative Cowgirls Blog to see all the DT creations. They are amazing this always.


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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Blog Candy

Wow--it's the motherload. If you're into entering for blog candy, you'll want to check this out:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters, and it's my first post as Guest Designer. Here's the card I created:

It's a twisted easel card, and it's my first attempt at such a card. I really like that style.  I hope that you choose to join us in this challenge.  You have until March 20th at 11:00 PM EST , to enter this challenge. Remember please limit your entries to 3 per challenge.  The theme is St. Patrick's Day and you can make any kind of project that you like that is linked to that theme--it doesn't have to be only a card.

Pop on over to the Sisterhood of Crafters to learn more about the challenge and to link up your project.

Monday, March 7, 2011

It's Official...the secret's out!

I can now let the cat out of the bag.  I'm so excited! I'm honored to be chosen as one of the Guest Designers of the month over at the Sisterhood of Crafters

Pop on over to check out the announcement.  You'll see my creations throughout this month. It's going to be tons of fun!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Monochromatic card

I'm experimenting with greys and monochromatic colors.  I've seen a few on some blogs I follow and have been intrigued, so here IO am trying one of my own.

I used my copics, specifically C0, C1, C3, C6, and C8 to color this image.  I added Glossy Accents to the shoes, and a white dot to each eye with my Uniball pen. I stayed with my black and white papers (so old that I don't remember the company--isn't it good to use up paper?!).  I added some metallic silver paper for bling, some Basic Grey red Rhinestones, red ribbon, and some silver charms I got from Flourishes.

Challenges for this card:
Kraftin' Kimmie Scoopy Scallops
Sisterhood of Crafters
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges Anything Goes

Play Date Cafe  PDCC 71

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Brave Girl Album

This is my Brave Girl Album. It's been a long time in the making as I've had the idea for a very long time, ever since I came across the Brave Girl website and their inspirational readings.

I get the daily readings from the Brave Girls and find them very inspirational and thought provoking and as I've been reading them, I wanted a way to preserve the ones that mean the most to me.  I came across an album like this one in The Classroom, and thought it was the perfect way to capture these thoughts.  I've used alot of Tim Holtz accoutrements and hardware...totally love his stuff.

It's become a class over at Scrapbooking at Shelley's so if you like the idea of the album, come and join me and learn how to make it and turn it into your own album, and personalize it to make it your own style.

I'd love to hear your comments. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.