Monday, December 17, 2012

The elf scene

Hello again my crafty friend. I am playing catch up with some of my most recent project that I have completed but not had the time to upload.

Here is the inside of a card that I have completed using Christmas Elf Luka and Christmas Elf Marci from La-La Land Crafts.

This was a pop up card and I loved putting it together.

Here is a close up of the images. They were colored with my Spectrum Noir markers, The presents popping out are line stickers that I placed on American Crafts glitter tape and darkened the bows with my SN markers. Luka has Snow-Tex applied to his hat and cuff. Marci has glitter glue applied to her hat and skirt. The background was made using a paper napkin that I cut down.


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Monday everyone!  X-mas time is coming near and I have been super busy with making Xmas cards and getting photos done of the kiddos. I wanted to share a non-Xmas project. Here is a birthday card for my sister-in-law. This is Daisy Faerie Marci sitting on the Whimsy Mushroom from La-La Land Crafts. I colored her with with my Spectrum Noir Markers.

I entered this into the La-La Land Crafts challege for different colored hair and won most creative.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good night!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Altered Canvas

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing another project. This is an altered canvas project that I completed at Scrap Happy Ohio during a class with Irina from La-La Land crafts.

 Isn't this great? The drawers and box are all made out of paper and chip board with was painted with Americana Buttermilk acrylic paint.

Here is a shot from the side --
Here is a shot of the back covering the exposed canvas. 

Here is a close up of the image I colored. This is Christmas Lantern Marci. I stamped her in Momento Rich Cocoa ink. She was colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers. The colors are:

Beige: TN1, TN2, TN3, EB1
Pinks:CR5, CR3, CR1
Hair: TN3, TN5, TN7, TN8
Skin: FS2, FS4, FS9, CR3 (blush/Lips)
Ruffle Trim: TN3
Lantern Flame: OR1, CT4

I have entered this into
the Spectrum Noir challenge - Use Flowers
the Whimsy Stamps challenge - All things Sparkly
the Stamp and Create challenge -  Winter Wonderland

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Coloring on Glitter

Happy weekend to everyone. I wanted to share a technique that I learned last weekend at a crafting class. Everyone there was coloring with Copic markers but me, well I colored with my Spectrum Noir markers of course.

This is Christmas Elf Marci from La-La Land crafts. She has been colored on Glitter Ritz Micro fine glitter.  The first thing we did was cover paper with double sided adhesive. Next we added that glitter and burnished that glitter well onto the adhesive. After that we stamped the image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Once dry, it coloring time!
Here are the colors that I used:
Greens: CG1, CG3, CG4
Pinks: PP2, PP4, PP5
Reds: CR6, CR8, DR5, DR7
Browns: TN3, TN5, TN7, TN8
Skin: FS2, FS4, FS7, FS9
Blush/ Lips: CR3, CR5
White on candy cane: BG1, BG2
Buckle: CT1, CT2, CT4
Shadow: IB1


Here is the finished card, I absolutely love this technique!  I cannot wait to try it again!

I am entering this card into
the Spectrum Noir challenge - use Flowers.
the 52CCT challenge - die cuts/punched pieces
the Mema Crafts challenge -  Anything goes winter/holiday theme

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas Lantern Marci

Happy Sunday! I received a new stamp in the mail and could not wait to color her. This is Christmas Lantern Marci from La-La Land crafts. Isn't she cute!

I have colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers. The colors I used are
Skin FS9, FS4, FS2 blush CR3
Red dress and bow: DR7, DR5,CR8, CR6
Green Jacket and hat: JG6, JG4,JG2, LG5
Hair: TN8, TN7, TN5, TN3
Shoes/lantern IG9, IG6, IG4, IG2
Flame: GB3, OR1

I put Marci on a Tri-Shutter card which I taught some local ladies to make.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Iam Lucy in Blue

Hey there everyone.... today I am sharing a card that I have made with Iam Lucy from Pixie Dust studio. I was feeling kinda blue ;)

For the background I used a Fiskars texture plate in my Cuttlebug. The rosette was cut with the Tim Holtz rosette die.

Here is a close up of the coloring. I used my Spectrum Noir markers in the TB family with some touches of Cool Grey. The hat was fluffed with Snow-Tex.  I also added some shimmer with a Star Dust Gelly Roll pen.

Here is the side view. As you can see, this was an easel card. I punched some snowflakes with my EK Success punch and added some bling.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making day 2012

Happy world card making day!!  Here is an easel card that I have created using monochromatic colors.

 This is Faerie Marci from La-La Land Crafts. She is sitting on the whimsical mushroom also from La-La Land crafts.

Here s a close up view. She was colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I have used EB1, EB2, EB3, EB4, TN1, TN2, TN3,TN4, TN5, TN6, TN7, TN8, and TN9. The sentiment is from Pink By Design

I love the easel style card. It make it so easy to display.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

X-mas Card!

Hello everyone! I know I have been missing in action. I wanted to share with everyone my newest card. Here is I am Lucy from Pixie Dust Studio. I really enjoyed making this card. She has been colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers.

The colors:
Clothes: DR7,DR5,CR8,DG4,DG2
Stockings: IG3, IG1
Candy Cane: DR7,CR8, BG3, BG1, Blender
Skin: FS9, FS4, FS2, CR3 (blush)
Hair: TN3, TN6, EB4
Presents: CR8, DG4, Blender
Eyes: CG4, CG2
Shadow: BG3, BG1

Here is a view from the side, you can see that this is an easel card.  There is Glistening Snow-Tex on her hat to make it puffy and sparkle. The snowflakes were punched with an EK Success punch.

There sentiment is from the Paper Company. The tag was cut using Spellbinders. The edges were inked in Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint by Tim Holz. The brad and bling are from my stash. I absolutely love my Spectrum Noir markers! I will be entering this card into the Spectrum Noir Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Building Sand Castles

Here is my newest project --- 

 This is a smashbook page that I created after our trip to San Diego California. My son loved playing in the sand and building a sand castle

The colored image is from La-La Land Crafts, Beach Luka. He has been colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Skin: FS2, FS4, FS9
Shirt: IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4
Hair: TN6, TN8,EB4
Shovel: TB3, TB4, TB5, TB6
Sandcastle: TN1, TN2, TB3,TB5
Pail: OR1, OR2, OR3, GB5, GB7, CT4

The sand was made with torn sandpaper from the hardware section of my local store. The Polariod frames were cut with my Cricut using the Cricut Craft Room Basics.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

100% Spectrum Noir

Here is a creation using an image from La-La Land Crafts, Kimono Marci has been color entirely with Spectrum Noir markers.

Once the image was colored, I used my True Black marker in a dot pattern on her kimono.

Here is the completed card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lil' Miss Pixie Dust

Happy HUMP DAY!! I know I have not posted in a while. I have now gone back to work from maternity leave. I has been a challenge to try and juggle work, a three year old and a new born. I am loving this freebie from Pixie Dust Studio, I hope you like her too!

Lil' Miss Pixie Dust is a digital image which I have printed onto X-press It blending card. She has been colorded with a combination of Spectrum Noir, Copic, and Bic Mark-It markers. I adorned her crown with Star Dust Stickles.

Here is the finished card. The sentiment if from Pink By Design. The Butterflies are from Hero Arts. The flowers were cut using my Cricut.I sprayed the flowers with my Homemade glimmer mist.   I am entering here in the Pink by Design Challenge #10 and Simon Says Stamp, lets play Bingo Die Cut/Free/Glitter.

Good Night all, and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Birthday Girl

Hello everyone!  Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. I know I have MIA this week. My oldest son is turning 3, lots of prep for that.

Today's card was made for a special little girl also celebrating a birthday this month. The image is from Pixie Dust Studio, this is Celebration Pixie. I have once again used a combination of Spectrum Noir, Bic Mark-It, and Copic alcohol markers. I thing she is adorable!

Here is the finished card. The card based is from My Minds Eye. I also used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and my Spellbinders Die. Finally I added from bling from Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a totally awesome weekend!! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Playing with acetate

Happy Wednesday!  Today I have another image from La-La Land Crafts. Kimono Marci is a digital image that I have purchased. I colored her face with Copic Markers.

 Next I stamped an image in Rich Cocoa Momento ink. I wanted it to appear as a printed kimono.

Here is the complete coloring. The white of her Kimono has been embellished with Stickles. 


Next I cut at window into my cardstock layers. I stamped an image onto acetate and  backed it to the window.  In the background I layer a diecut made with my cricut "Pagoda" cartridge. I also adhered another diecut to the front of the card. The sentiment is provided with the stamp.


 Here is the completed card.


Thanks for stopping by.

This card has been entered into the Simon Says Stamp Layered Challenge

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Art Journal

It is the weekend!!  So I have had a lot of crafting projects lately. How am I going to show them to people that do not do the blog thing? We I decided to start an art journal. 

To get started I stamped and white embossed  "My Crafty Stuff" using letters from Inkadinkado and American crafts. Next I stamped image on the page in Archival Ink from Ranger. Finally I inked areas with the Spring and Summer Distress Inks from Ranger.
I pulled out a piece of stencil material from my stash and my Sizzix Sizzlits and went to work creating a stencil.

I sponged over the stencil with the Distress Ink's again giving a two tone effect. I embellished with stickers from Studio 112. Finally I lightly spritzed the page with Perfect Pearls Mist. And here is the final project.

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I am submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :

Friday, July 6, 2012

Abra Kadabra

Happy Friday! The project that I have made today is for a little boys birthday. I have used the Magician Luka stamp from La-La Land Crafts. I have also printed an image for curtains on red cardstock from a downloadable image at PBSKIDS.ORG.

Luka has been colored with alcohol markers and afterwards fussy cut.

The curtain folds were colored with Memento marker in Rhubarb Stalk. The curtains were popped at 1/8 with foam squares. A stage was created by scoring black cardstock at 1/8 and folded and glued to the side of foam squares. The squares were attached in place to attach the stage to the card front. Luka has also been popped with 1/16 foam dots.

Here is the final card. The inside of the card says "Wishing you a very magical birthday".

 Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and safe weekend!

This card has been submitted to Paper Pretties Challenge  PWC213

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th everyone. I decided to make a card today because, well, I really wanted to try out another La-La Land Crafts stamp. I have been on a card making frenzy these past couple of weeks. All of these cards will be sent to Operation Write Home for our troops.

Now to the nitty gritty of this card... Here are some of the supplies used to create this card.

The Image was stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the image with alcohol markers. The colors used were:
Jeans:  Bic Mark-It, Oceanview Blue and Blue Skies Blue
           Copic B21
           Spectrum Noir TB1, TB5 and TB6
Shirt:   Bic Mark-It  Rambunctious Red
           Copic R29
           Spectrum Noir DR1
Skin:   Copic E000,E00, and E11
Hair:   Bic Mark-It Moonstone Yellow
          Copic Y11
          Spectrum Noir GB5,CT4,CT3
Shoes: Bic Cloud Nine Grey, Stone Grey and Tuxedo Black
           Copic C1

Next I fussy cut Luka out and stamped the heart again on paper from My Minds Eye, Lime Twist. The heart was then cut out and paper pieced

The bricks for the brick was were cut from a Sizzix die and the grass cut from a Cricut cartridge. The background paper is from My Minds Eye, Lime Twist. The sentiment is from Fiskars and is stamped in Barn Door by Ranger.

I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.

This card has been submitted to Paper Playtime Challenge #78

Oooo La-La

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing me newest creation. I am starting an adventure into alcohol markers and this stamp, Mod Marci, from La-La Land crafts has plenty of room to practice.

Here are some of the supplies used to create this card.

I have used a combination of markers to create Mod Marci's look.  She is colored with markers from Spectrum Noir, Bic Mark-It, and Copic. I am very pleased with how she came out.

Here is the finished card. The back ground is a card base from My Minds Eye. The paper doily has been tea dyed by me. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings set.


Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Baby Steps to My Heart

So today's post is a layout. Yes, I try to scrapbook too. Right now I am still working on my first son's scrapbook. This page was started 2+ years ago and it is finally finished. The Paper is from Die Cuts With A View, Nursery collection. The foot prints and "Little One" are cut from the Cricut New Arrival cartridge. Ranger's Stickles have been added to the page in Lagoon.

The tag and stickers were in my stash. The ribbon is from American Crafts. I stamped the sentiment using a Fiskar's stamp set Precious Baby Quotes. It was stamped using the Tim Holtz Distess Ink in Peacock Feathers.

 Thanks for stopping by.

This layout has been submitted to Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge:
Challenge 26

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Red white and blue

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. Today's project was created for the Pink by Design challenge of the week, RED WHITE and BLUE, PbD03.  I had so much fun creating this project and look forward to joining more challenges.

So, here are some of the supplies I used to create this card.

I have used a free Kadoodlebug Designs image, Watermelon Bear, in a PDF format. I printed this on cardstock and cut out by hand. The fireworks are from the Cricut cartridge Stand and Salute. The ribbon flags in her hands were made with the Jolees French General ribbon wrapped around a standard toothpick which has been cut done. The background paper is from My Minds Eye Lime Twist. The star patterned paper was air spritzed with Spectrum Noir markers user my Spritzer tool. The stripped paper was spritzed with Smooch spritz. Divine Twine in red, white and blue was used to complete the background. The sentiment is from Fiskars.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sweet Carrots!

 Howdy my crafty friends! Today I am sharing my this sweet treat box using dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  For this project, I used the ...