Saturday, October 31, 2015

Merry Christmas Crafty Ribbons Inspiration

Christmas is getting closer and closer!  Have you started buying gifts yet?  I have not, I know, I'm terrible lol

I have , however, been working like a mad woman making Christmas and Holiday cards :)  And here is one I've created using ribbon and lace from Crafty Ribbons, along with stamps from my Stamp of Approval box! Love that Catherine Pooler :)

I love how this card turned out, and I will definitely be making more like it.  I have used the Peace, Love, Joy Ribbon and Morlaix Cotton Lace from Crafty Ribbons, which you can find in the Crafty Ribbons online shop.  They have so many new Christmas ribbons!  I love them all! Muwahahahahahaha.....ok, maybe that was a bit much, lol, but you get my point right?

Ooooooo, don't forget, we are in the midst of the 12 weeks of Christmas challenges!  A New challenge every know what that means?  A chance to win EVERY week until Christmas!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Grateful for You with Gorjuss Toadstools and Quick Creations

Hello everyone, and happy crisp, fall days :)  It is definitely getting cooler and cooler up here in the north.  There was a heavy frost this morning and already there is one tonight as I type ...yikes!  I am not looking forward to winter.  It's a good thing then, that I have Quick Creations to keep me busy indoors ;)

I have created a Greatful fall card for you using Santoro's Gorjuss stamp called Toadstools.  She is so cute, and fun to create with :)

I colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor Markers and Prismacolor Pencils in the following colors:

Hat:  G00, E13
PC992, 905, 1027, 943, 945, 944
Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1029
Clothes:  G00, Y21, PB201
PC992, 905, 1027, 924, 1034, 1082, 947, 948
Boots:  E13, Y21
PC943, 944, 945
Toadstool:  PB201
PC947, 948, 1082, 935

I completed this project using paper from the Jillibean Soup "Country Pumpkin Chowder" 6 x 6 paper pad, some Santoro Flowers, the CC Designs Mushroom Border Die, and a sentiment stamp and die from My Creative Time's "A Thankful Heart" set.

You can find this Gorjuss stamp along with many others in Noelle Martin's online store at Quick Creations. As a matter of fact, Noelle has a Spooktacular sale going on right now!  You should definitely come and check that out, you just never know what spooky deals may find their way into your cart!

And don't forget to come and join in on the monthly challenge!  There's only a few days left!  The theme this month is Halloween of course!  Come on and get your spook on!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Happy Holidays Tree Dress Avery with Paper Nest Dolls

Hello everyone, it's starting to get pretty chilly up here in the great white north, lol.  Christmas is coming soon!  Have you started?  You know...have you started making your Christmas cards, I guess I have haha, and here is one for you :)

This is Tree Dress Avery from The Paper Nest Dolls, and she is such a sweet image.  I love the tree skirt.  Very original and cute.

I colored her using my Copics and Prismacolor Premiere Pencils in the following colors:

Hair:  E13
PC946, 948, 935
Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1029
Dress:  BG10
PC1021, 1006, 907
Star:  Y21
PC916, 942, 1034
Bow:  R22
PC923, 925, 937
Balls:  Y21, R22, YG03
PC916, 942, 1034, 923, 925, 937, 911, 908
Holly:  YG03
PC911, 908
Shoes:  E13
PC946, 948, 935

To finish this project i used paper from the Wild Rose Studio Festive Wisihes collection, a die from Noor Design, some ribbon from my stash and a sentiment from CC Designs:  Amy R "Happy Christmas".

You can find this sweet rubber stamp image in the online store at The Paper Nest Dolls, and in digital stamp form at the Paper Nest Dolls Digi Shop.

Come and join us the first Monday of every month for our monthly Anything Goes Challenge, I promise you'll have some fun and maybe even win some prizes!  See you soon!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Happy Day with Masquerade Ellie and Quick Creations

Hello!  I have some fun Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration for you today with Quick Creations.  This is Masquerade Ellie, and she is a ton of fun to color up, with her long hair all those ruffles on her dress :)

I colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor Markers and Prismacolor Premiere Pencils in the following colors:

Hair:  PB201
PC941, 947, 948, 935
Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1029
Dress:  G12
PC1089, 911, 908, 935
Mask:  G12
PC1089, 911, 908, 935
Crown:  PB108
PC1068, 1056, 938

I finished this project using the Avery Elle Custom Panels and Cheery Line Fanciful Flourish die sets, some ribbon and paper flowers from my stash, a sentiment from the Stampendous Bouquet for You stamp set and paper from Momenta.  I also added some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to her crown and mask to give some fun sparkle to my project.

You can find Masquerade Ellie and all kinds of other sweet Paper Nest Dolls stamps in Noelle Martin's online shop at Quick Creations.  She has a special sale going on right now too!  And don't forget to hop on over to the challenge blog and join in the monthly challenge for some fun and prizes ;)  See you soon!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Gorjuss Shadow Box Frame with Quick Creations

My daughter found my stash of Gorjuss Stamps, and requested a a couple shadow-box frames, lol.  And it just so happens that I had this one on my list to do for the Quick Creations Design Team.  Noelle is so good to me, she lets me choose which stamps I want to do, and this is another installment in the Santoro's Gorjuss feature here on my blog :)

This is "The White Rabbit" and you can find this one and many other gorgeous Gorjuss stamps in Noelle's online shop at Quick Creations ;)

Unfortunately, this frame wouldn't come apart so I could take the glass out, so there are some glare issues with this photo :(, but I think you can see the project for the most part.  I used the White Rabbit Stamp set, plus a couple of other little stamps from other sets, such as The Collector and Dear Apple.  I layered everything with dimensional adhesive, so that there is tons of dimension in this piece.  The patterned paper is from Santoro/Trimcraft "Mirabelle 2" 6 x 6 paper pad and the ribbon is from my stash.

My daughter chose the quote, which was written by George RR Martin, and in case you can't see it, it goes like this:  "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.  The man who never reads lives only once."  If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that my youngest daughter (15) always has her nose buried in a book.  I'm guessing she has lived about five thousand lives by now.  Read on Pnut, read on :)

I colored the image of the girl using my Copics, Prismacolor markers, and Prismacolor pencils in the following colors:

Hair:  PB89
PC1082, 946, 1076
Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1029
Clothes:  R11, G00
PC1092, 939, 1031, 1051, 1054, 992, 905, 1027
Shoes:  PB89
PC1082, 946, 1076
Clock:  PB108
PC1060, 1063, 1065, 935

Noelle has many awesome products in her online store to feed your mean hmmmm, there just isn't another word for it is there, lol.  But it is so much fun, yes it is.  You should definitely go and visit her shop :)

See you soon!  Happy crafting!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Some Crafty Ribbons Inspiration For YOU!

Hello everyone!  Are you enjoying the fall weather?  Although this is usually my most favorite time of year, this year I'm having a wee bit of trouble getting used to the colder weather...must be my old bones lol.

For my inspiration piece for Crafty Ribbons this week, I have created two cards.  Yes I know, lol, I usually create in sets of three, but when I created the vellum for this piece I only cut it into two pieces, therefore...only two cards!  Confused yet?  Join the party :P

I used the very pretty Morlaix Cotton Lace to finish this project, and I just love how they turned out :)

If you are looking for beautiful ribbons and lace, you really do need to check out the Crafty Ribbons website.

And don't forget to come and join us for the 12 weeks of Christmas challenges, happening over on the challenge blog right now!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

12 Weeks of Christmas Challenge with Crafty Ribbons

Another week closer to Christmas!  And you know what that means?  That means it's time for another 12 weeks of Christmas challenge over at Crafty Ribbons :)  This week's challenge is Christmas to die for.  Which means you need to use dies and ribbon on your project :)

So this week, I used a stamp and die set from Avery Elle called Noel (I have also seen it called Fa La La La) and some Happy Christmas Saddle Stitched ribbon from the Crafty Ribbons shop.

I had lots of watercolor fun with this card, and I popped the little holly stamps up to make them three dimensional.  This cute ribbon can be found on the Crafty Ribbons website, along with many other awesome ribbon.  The new Christmas ribbon is now listed in the shop as well, and come back soon to see some of it in action!

And don't forget to come and join the 12 weeks of Christmas challenges!  One every week until Christmas over on the challenge blog!  See you over there :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I love Butterflies and Sunshine :)

I have a sweet project to share with you today for Quick Creations and Noelle Martin.  I have used a CC Designs stamp called Butterfly Lucy, that I've had my eyes on for a while.  I cannot resist butterflies, and this little darling caught my attention and wouldn't let me go :)

I have colored her using my Prismacolor Premiere Pencils in the following colors on Arches 140lb Hot Press water color paper:

Hair:  PC914, 942, 1034, 943
Skin:  PC927, 939, 1029
Butterfly:  PC904, 903, 1100, 993, 994, 995
Dress:  PC989, 1005, 911
Boots:  PC904, 903, 1100

I used the 6 x 6 paper from Doodlebug called Hello Sunshine to make this card, and to cut the die shapes, I used the Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Sizzix Decorative Accent and Label and the Wild Rose Studio Butterfly Lace Dies.  I used Tim Holtz Distrtess Ink in Antique Linen to give some depth to the edges and also to create a slight shadow around the image.

I used some Ranger Glossy Accents to highlight the word Hello and finished off this project by adding some adhesive pearls from Recollections.

I love to color on hot press water color paper with my pencils.  The amount of tooth is perfect for pencils, the colors blend so beautifully.

If you are looking for great supplies for your crafty habit (and we all know its more than just a hobby! LOL) then you need to go and visit Noelle at Quick Creations.  Great customer service and fast shipping, she has what you need.  Noelle also offers some pre-order options on some of your favorite stamp brands :)

You can find Quick Creations on Facebook, on Pinterest, and on Instagram :)  Noelle is also having a Fall sale in her shop, right now!  The sale ends October 16, so you best  go and check it out!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Magnolia's Fantasy Flower Tilda with Quick Creations

I just love this Tilda, she is so sweet, and I decided to color her on hot press watercolor paper because I love the texture it gives the Prismacolor pencils.  Such a softness, and it suits the image in my opinion.  Noelle Martin has many Magnolia stamps in her shop at Quick Creations, but this one is called Fantasy Flower Tilda.

I colored her using my Prismacolor Pencils in the following colors:

Hair:  PC1070, 1072, 1076, 1082
Skin:  PC927, 939, 1029, 1082
Dress:  PC1019, 1017, 1029, 1082, 1051
Boots:  PC1082, 947, 948
Flowers:  PC1021, 1097, 988, 914, 940, 1012, 1034, 944

To complete this project I also used paper from the Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden 6.5' pad, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen, Petaloo flowers, a sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up, and a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die and CC Designs Vine Die.

Noelle is having an awesome sale in her shop right now, you should definitely check that out!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Treat Yourself with Gorjuss and Quick Creations

Hello everyone, I have another Gorjuss feature for you today :)  Funny story, lol...I showed Noelle Martin from Quick Creations my colored version of Black Star, and she said, I thought you were doing Black Star hahahahaha.  Turns out I colored up Ladybird (again!) by mistake hahahahaha.  Oy, so I stamped out Black Star and colored her for sure this time lol.  So, that being the said, I will have another Ladybird to show you soon lol.

Here is the right "Black Star" for you :)

I colored her with my Copics, Prismacolor Markers and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Hair:  E13
PC945, 947, 948
Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1029
Dress:  PB89
PC948, 946, 1082, 914
Tights:  V15
PC1008, 932, 996, 1051, 914, 1054
Shoes:  PB89
PC948, 946, 1089
Bows:  V15
PC1008, 932, 996, 914

To finish this project I used paper from the Gorjuss Dear Alice 6 x 6 paper pad, the Lala Land Honeycomb Die, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Black Soot and Walnut Stain, as well as some paper roses from my stash and a sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up.

Noelle is having a great sale on right now over at the Quick Creations shop!  And if you're looking for Santoro's Gorjuss or Mirabelle Stamps, look no further (I happen to know she got a bunch in yesterday hahaha).  Have some crafty fun and I'll see you soon!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Tell me a story with The Paper Nest Dolls

HI everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Nest Dolls, and I have chosen Story Time Ellie for my project this week!  She is a doll, for sure, and she has books!  Books always make me happy lol.

I have colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor Markers and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Ppemcils in the following colors:

Hair:  E13
75, 199, 76
Skin:  E00
30, 31, 32
Cat:  PB99
96, 97, 93, 28, 94, 33
Clothes:  Y21, R85
94, 33, 85, 83, 82
Books:  BG72, Y21, YG61, PB89
85, 83, 82, 53, 58, 55, 76, 75, 68, 73

To complete this project I also used paper from the 6x6 Gorjuss Paper pad, paper flowers from Recollections, Tim Holtz Brads, a Hanger clip from ArtC, and dies from Lala Land :)

Come and join us for lots of fun over at the challenge blog, where you can have a chance to win some Paper Nest Dolls images!  And if you're looking for more right now, why not hop over to the online shop for rubber stamps, or to the Shopify page for some digital stamps!  See you there!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Inspired by Ribbon Feature for Crafty Ribbons

Many times I create my project and pick the ribbon that will go with it the best.  This time I picked the ribbon and used it to inspire the card design!  I love the way these turned out, I had a blast playing with the watercolors too.

For this blue card, I let the polka dots inspire me!  With my watercolor paints and water, I splashed, I spritzed, I splooshed and I even used some Gelatos and a stencil ;)  The ribbons are 35 mm Satin Ribbon in Cornflower and the smaller ribbon is Organza Swiss Dots Ribbon in Copen/White.

For this second card (and I think my favorite of the three), I chose this fun summery ribbon and used it to inspire the green grass.  This ribbon is called Summer Festival - Meadow Ribbon  and the smaller ribbon is called Summer Festival - Holiday Message Ribbon.

And for this last blue card, I used the Happy Christmas Ribbon to inspire the many layers and sizes and colors of snowflakes.

You can find these and many more beautiful ribbons in the Crafty Ribbons online shop.  And don't forget to join us coming up for our Twelve weeks of Christmas challenges over on the challenge blog!  It all starts October1st, so I hope to see you there!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Some fun Poppies with Make it Crafty

I love to color and paint flowers, so I couldn't resist these poppies from Make it Crafty.

I colored these using my Copics, Prismacolor Markers, and Prismacolor Premiere Pencils in the following colors:
Copics:  YG61
Prismacolor Markers: PB201, 211, 130
Prismacolor Premiere Pencils:  PC925, 935, 988, 1082

Make it Crafty has quite a few fun floral digital stamps, a couple I have already purchased, but there are definitely more on my wish list ;)  There is also a kingfishher!  I have already purchased him, but haven't found the courage to color him yet hahahahaha.  Soon, and I promise when I do I will show him to you :)  Bye for now!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

It's 12 weeks of Christmas Challenge Time at Crafty Ribbons!

Hello all!  Twelve weeks of Christmas starts today at Crafty Ribbons, and I have created a fun card for you using the Coming Home For Christmas Ribbon.  The challenge this week is no red or green; no problem, I love blues and white :)

I had a lot of fun creating this card for the challenge, and its very similar to something else you'll see soon here on my blog, but its not the same, just similar lol.

Come and join us over on the challenge blog for the Twelve Weeks of Christmas Challenges and join in the fun!  And don;t forget, all of the luscious ribbons and lace you will see are all available over at the Crafty Ribbons online shop ;)  See you soon :)