Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #247 Signs of Fall



Hello Crafty Friends,

Fall is coming.  Here in Southern California the weather is not fell, but the sights are there.  I look forward to cooler days and cooler nights.

Some of the sights I have been seeing are just those things on the card I designed using a Beccy's Place digital stamp. 


I colored the image "Autumn Blessings" using my Copic Markers.


Pumpkins YR27, YR68, YR15, E44, E43

Sunflowers: E47, E44, E43, YR04, Y19, YG67, YG17

Milk Can: C7, C5, C3, C1

Stool: E37, E33, E31


I used strips of Echo Park, Fall Breeze paper to create the background.  I then stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Scripty Autumn Sentiment set.  

Now it is your turn.  Leave me a message or comment on my card. Then go and create a "fall" card and share it with us at Crafty Gals Corner.  

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Mix it Up Challenge Blog with a Twist- Create your own background

Hello Crafty Friends,

New month means new challenge st Mix it Up Challenge blog.  This month the challenge is anything goes, with a twist- create your own background.

I knew exactly what I was going to do.  My favorite fruit in summer is Strawberries!  This super cute stencil was a freebie from Taylored Expressions and I couldn't wait to ink it up!

I used 2 red colors and 1 green color of stamp pad I have on hand.  I placed each stencil down and blended the color with my blender brushes.  After I was done blending, I used the A2 Lacy Layers Die set from Waffle Flower to cut the scalloped edging on the panel.
I used black ink to stamp the "seeds" on the strawberries and the sentiment.  I used the same scallop die set to cut the sentiment piece.  
I adhered everything together on the card base and to finish the card, I added the black twine bow,

Now it is your turn.  Create a card background and share it with us at Mix It Up Challenge Blog.  Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment.


Have fun

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog


Hello Crafty Friends,

New month and the chance to create more Christmas cards.  At this rate, I might have a nice stack ready before Christmas.

Today I want to share with you this super cute card I created for a card swap with a Christmas in July theme.

I used the Kindred Stamps Magical Season Limited Edition Christmas set.  I had so much fun coloring this cute little pup.


I used cardstock for the base of the card.  The pattern paper is from Echo Park and the wreath die is from Queen and Company.  The sentiment is from the same set.

I colored the image with my Copics.

Fur: Y19, Y15, Y11 

Antlers: E25, E23

Ears: C5, C3

Mouth: RV34, RV32, RV11

Bells: Y28

Collar: G28, G24

Thank you for stopping by,  Please leave me comment and then create a Christmas card and share it with us as Merry Little Christmas blog.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Love to Craft- September Challenge


Hello Crafty Friends,

New month, means a new challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.  As always, the theme is Anything Goes. This month I broke out this cute stamp from Kindred Stamps titled "Play Pretend".

This card was fun to color and was made especially for someone.

I colored the image with Copics:

Skin: E13, E11, E21

Hair: T7, T5, T3

Sweater: R59, R46, R24

Mouth: RV13

Crown: Y28

Pants: B99, B79

Shoes: B34

King's Outfit: BG49

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work.  Please leave me a comment and then come join the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Crafty Gals Corner- Challenge: Summer Fun

Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner and since we are knee deep in summer, what about a Summer Fun challenge. Think about all the activities you can only do in Summer, create a card and then join us.

The image I was able to play with is by Polkadoodles, titled "Soda Pop Boy".

I had fun coloring this boy up and found the perfect paper to match him with.
I colored him with my Copics:
Skin: E11, E21, E00
Hair: E99, YR24, YR23
Glasses: N5
Shirt: YR18, YR68, YR65
Shorts: YR23, YR21, YG17, YG13
Flip Flops: YR18
Bag: BG75, BG72
Hat: BG78, BG75, BG72
Ball: Y28, YR23, Y17
Soda: E49, E47, C3, C1
The pattern paper I had in my stash from Photoplay. The sentiment is also from Photoplay's Speech Bubbles set, stamped with Black ink. 

To finish the card I cutting out a few soda pop bottles, adding them to the inside of the card and adding Glossy Accents to his glasses and the soda pop bottles.

Now it is your turn.  Leave me a comment and then create a card about summer fun and join the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.


Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Crafty Gals Corner- Christmas in July



Hello Crafty Friends,

Can you believe we are about half way to Christmas?  This year is flying by. So, let's celebrate with a challenge at Crafty Gals Corner titled "Christmas in July".  I am always up for Christmas cards and projects.  Snowmen are my favorite at Christmas time so I was excited that I was able to play with the "Snowman and Birdie Friends" from Conie Fong.

Conie Fong is a self-taught artist residing in California, USA with her husband, daughter, pet hamster and fishes.  In her early childhood years, she was inspired by every kind of art and crafts.  She loved watching demonstrations by artists on the streets and at festivals and spent most of her free time perusing arts and crafts books in the library, drawing, crafting and experimenting with her art supplies at home.  Conie first started sharing her art with the world by selling ACEO reprints of her ACEO paintings of fairies, mermaids, and kitty art on Ebay in 2010.  She was a full time account manager for a University before becoming a full time mom and part time artist.  She currently enjoys spending time with her family traveling, exploring the outdoors, and designing beautiful, cute, and magical art for craft and coloring lovers.


Conie is an amazing artist and I had fun working with this image.  I colored the image with my Copics.

Copics used:

Hat: G24, G21, R35, R32, W9, W7, W5

Snow: B00, B000, B0000

Nose: YR18, YR02

Sticks: E25, E23

Bird feet and beaks: YR18, YR15

Bird hats: G29, G28, G24

Holly leaves: G29, G24

Birds: R56, R37, R35

Berries: R37, R35

Scarf: R37, R35, R32

Coal: W9, W7

Ornament: YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00

Here is a closer look at the image alone:

The sentiment was stamped from a retired set from Kindred Stamps- Magical Season. I used paper from Echo Park and a piece of vellum in a scallop shape for the background.  To finish the card I added some silver glitter enamal does. 

Now it is your turn.  Create a Christmas card and join us for the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Blog.

Please leave me a comment and then enjoy 25% off at Conie Fong's Etsy store using the code:  JULYSPONSOR25.

Monday, July 3, 2023

Mix it Up Challenge Blog- Apeture Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new challenge at Mix it Up and it is a fun one.  The challenge is to create a card with an aperture opening.  When I thought of this technique, I thought about a shaker, so that is what I did.

I created the card by first die cutting the Happy Birthday from the front of the card base and the card front at the same time.  On the back of the card front and the front of the card base, I placed acetate.  I then placed my foam tape around the opening and placed my shaker elements inside.  Here is what it looks like from the inside.

 To finish the card, I die cut the words from pink cardstock and cupcake pattern paper and adhered these to the card front.  To of my favorite things, shaker and simple.  I love it.

Now it is your turn to try this technique.  Share your project with us at Mix it Up Challenge blog.  Don't forget to leave me a comment.