Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Crafty Gals Corner- Challenge #252 Add a Heart

 

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is a new month and we are having a love-ly challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.  The month of February is all about hearts and love. So we want to see your projects with hearts on them.

Here is the card I created using the adorable image from  LeAnn's World 101

The image is titled: LeAnn and Byron Valentine.  I had fun coloring this image.

 

I don't think the camera caught the colors that well.  I colored the image with Copic Markers:

Skin: E11, E21, E51, E50

His Hair: E49, E47, E44

Her Hair: E29, E25, E25, E51, E39

Dress: R56, R37, R35

Suit: T7, T5, T3, T1

Shoes: T8, T7, T5

Hearts: R37, R35, R56

Flowers: C1, G28, G14, R46, RV35

Shirt: B39, B37, B34

Eyes: B04, B02, B00, E15, E13, E11

Here is a close up of the image:


 

The card base was made from white cardstock and a deep red.  I then layerd a piece of acetate from Terea Collins to create the background.

I finish the card off with a sticker sentiment I had in my stash from Heidi Grade and an Organza bow.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment and then join the challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner. 



Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #251- Winter Fun


 

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is the winter season and it has been pretty chilly here in Southern California.  I think the high's have been in the high 50's, low 60's and at night around the 40's.  That is cold, but I love it.  The new challenge at Crafty Gals is all about fun- winter fun!

 

I received this cute image from Poladoodles titled "Build a Snowman- Theo Penguin", and I had so much fun coloring it, 

 
I colored the image with my Copic markers:
Snow: BG75, BG72, BG11
Carrot: YR09, YR16, YR15, YG07, YG05
Sticks: E25, E23
Penguin: C9, C7. C5, C1, C00, 100
Cardinal: R59, R46, R35
Scarf: V17, V15, V12

The card base is made with black cardstock, a white pattern from Lawn Fawn's Knit Picky 6 x 6 paper pad and stripes cut with dies from Taylored Expressions.
To finish the card, I added some snowflake stickers from Jolene's.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave me a comment and join the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.
 


Monday, January 1, 2024

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog- Anything Christmas

 


Hello Crafty Friends,

It is hard to believe that we are upon a new year.  This past Christmas I attended a retreat where the theme was gingerbreads.  I created this card using dies from Doodlebug,


To add some depth, I cut out a frame with a die from Taylored Expressions and a piece of Doodlebug's Gingerbread Kisses line of pattern paper.  

I dies cut and sponged the sides of the gingerbread and tree cookies to give them some depth.  I also added some pink ink to Santa's cheeks.

I know Christmas just past, but to be ready for next year, start working on your Christmas cards now and share them with us over at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog

Then please leave me a comment.

Love to Craft Challenge Blog- Anything Goes

 


Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy New Year! I want to share a project I created for my Besties this past Christmas.  I created this 3-D crafty tote using dies from ScrapDiva. 

I embellished the tote with pattern paper from Doodlebug. This is looking at the useful pocket side. The pocket is created using an extra piece of cardstock.

 

This is looking at the opposite side

Here is a look from the top

 
You can see on the left side the two pockets I created with some extra cardstock, that makes them useful.  I then used some flocked texture cardstock from Doodlebug to line the inside the bag. 
I stuffed the totes with embellishments, candy, socks and chapstick.
 
Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave a comment and then join us with your crafty project at Love to Craft Challenge Blog. 


Mix It Up Challenge Blog- optional Mixed Media

 


Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy New Year! A new year is upon us and makes me think about all the things I want to learn in the new year. Our challenge this month is one I would love to learn more about- mixed media. Here is the card I created to get my feet wet.


I saw this card on a video from Taylored Expressions and thought I would try it. I loved the colors, which drew me to the card.

I first stamped the Winter Village image and stamped it on the white cardstock with Clear Versamark.  I then used white embossing powder to heat emboss the image.

Then I took my blender brushes and two different blue inks and created the background.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Merriest Christmas stamp set with the darkest blue ink.  I then splattered white paint and some glitter to create the stars.

Thank you for stopping by,  Please leave me a comment and then join the challenge at Mix it Up Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #250- Tis the Season

 

Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner and one of my favorite, when it is all about Christmas.  It is my favorite time of the year.  I was able to get this cute "Christmas Cocoa Cups 4" from Last Minute Manda.

 

 

If you know me, I love snowmen, so I so wanted to color up this cute image.


I colored the image with my Copics:

Nose: Y27, YR68, YR15

Holly: G29, G28, G24

Stars: Y28, YR23, Y15

Hat: T7, T5, T3

Snowman: B00, B0000

Cinnamon Sticks: E09, E08, E13

Arm Sticks: E27, E23

Mug: R59, R29, R27

I die cut the image into a circle shape and then a red frame cut to put around the circle. 

I finished the card by adding the sentiment from Taylored Expressions.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment and then share your Christmas cards with us at Crafty Gals Corner. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Crafty Gals Corner- Challenge # 249- Dots and/or stripes

 


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today we have a new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.  The challenge is to use stripes or dots.   

I received this cute but sassy image from Mirtillamente Craft Shop to color and design with.

 

Here is the card I created.


 I colored the image with my Copic Markers:

Skin: E15, E13, E11, E00

Mug and Cup: C3, C1, C00, R83, R20

Coffee and Coffee Bean: E29, E25

Hair: C9, E49, E44

Lips: R20

Clothes and Shoes: R56, RV34, R81, C9, C7, C5, C1

I finished the base of the card using the Coffee line from Echo Park. The dots and stripes can be seen on the pattern paper as well as the stripes on her outfit. I finished the card with an organza ribbon bow. 

Now it is your turn.  Create a card using stripes or dots or both and share it with us at Crafty Gals Corner

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave me a comment.