Sunday, April 30, 2017

Christmas Mice

Once again I'm here with a Christmas card.  I'm trying so hard to do at least one a month for now and having the Rudolph Days Challenge seems to help me do just that.

I'm also back with another Penny Black stamp.  I just love all the stamps in that set and will be using each one of them I'm sure.  AND, to top it all off, I colored this with the Prisma's!  I'm not great using those pencils but keep on trying.  There's must be some kind of  trick to the shading that I haven't mastered yet - and may never.  It actually looks pretty good on this one though.   I added a small pine tree, some patterned paper, hillside borders die cuts, sequins, snowy looking embossing folder, and ribbon.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I'm really under the wire on entering this in the challenge there.    I actually thought there was at least one more day in this month.  Time flies!  

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Live the Life

Artsy, fartsy - I'm not!  I probably have a lot more fartsy in me than the artsy, but still had to give it a shot on this card.  I think probably to have it look right in that category I would have had to add a lot more stuff to this - but it is what it is!

I recently got some of the distress oxide inks and thought I'd see what it'd do on glossy paper.  Other people may be able to swing that but not me at all!  They do show up a lot brighter though on glossy paper but just don't blend as great for me on that.  On regular card stock they blend like butter!  Anyway, after smearing a bunch of different colors on this I used a stencil and made the blue dots.  Lastly, I stamped an older Tim Holtz image.  The sentiment looks a little whoppy-jawed (crooked) but it really isn't.  Oh well...............

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Woof Woof, Go Graduate

One of Jim's relatives will be graduating next week with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and  she's an amazing young (but really not that young) lady!  Lots of years went by and she finally buckled down and did it and we're so proud of her.  (Rambo is super proud of her too - as long as he doesn't have to go visit her with some ailment!!)  It's hard when you work full time, go to college, and try and have any kind of life.

I thought the Tim Holtz crazy dog and the graduation cap accessories were just the thing to use on a congrats card for her.  Other supplies used are You Matter stamp set from SSS, Birthday Bits from SSS,, Lil Inker die frame, googly eyes rhinestone, Delicata gold ink, and foiled card stock.

I'll enter this in the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies (to use a critter on your project).  It's a new challenge and so much fun!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sunup To Sundown

I have to do so many guy birthday cards during the year and think this stamp from Crackerbox Palace is always a good choice.  Very CAS with some distress inks for the background and layers upon layers of the frame work.  I decided in order to give it a little dimension I'd layer three of each of the frames on top of each other.  So, lots of snippets on here and lots of grinding of the Cuttlebug.  Twine added, happy birthday on the inside, and it's a done deal!

Because of all the snippets of the frame I'll enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop and the challenge at Double D Challenge - to create with a silhouette. 

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Little Smooching

Believe it or not, I really do attempt to do different techniques from time to time.  
I added some distress inks on the craft mat, added water, and then smooched (at least I think that's what it's called) the colors on the die.  Added the die to some black textured card stock, a vellum sentiment, and the pearls.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

From Beady to Blob

Don't know if this is common knowledge or not, but Santa actually resides in Miami and not at the North Pole like you've thought for many years.  It's true!   I mean, if several of the pro basketball players can believe that the world is flat, I can surely  believe that Santa lives in Florida!  Why not?  (That's probably the reason Santa likes going down the chimney's too - I'm sure he doesn't see too many of those in Miami)!

So anyway.......we go from beady to blob!  You know how all those cute little stamps from Penny Black have the beady eyes - well, this cute cat from there had them too.  I was scooting along pretty good doing a little bit of coloring on him and decided to sorta dot the eyes a bit with the Copic.  Really BAD idea!  All of a sudden the ink came flowing out of the Copic!  Yikes!  All that was there was a huge blob.  I really hated to toss the card since I'd already masked it off and did the clouds and "sand", so I just gave him sunglasses - he DOES live in Miami, after all.  The little crab from Lawn Fawn just had to be added too.  (Looks like it's already been cooked - or has a terrible sunburn).

The first challenge where I want to enter this is over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  It's a brand new challenge that Connie has started.  So much fun - and all you have to do is use a critter.  Looks like I have two of them - the cat and crab!

The next challenge is from Darnell - April Fool's Boo-Boo.  Even though it was no fault of my own for a change, I did have the big boo-boo and just used that to give him sunglasses.  I've never used this Penny Black cat before so it qualifies for the NBUS.

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