Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sweet Plum Polar Bear!

Hi there!  I've used my day after Thanksgiving to get some crafting done! I'm not a big fan of heading out to shop for Black Friday! I wish I could say that I decorated for the next holiday, but that didn't happen! I did household chores and I did get the few autumn decorations that were out put away, so I'm ready to decorate. But then, I colored!!
 This terrific Polar Bear image is from Whipper Snapper designs! He is so fun to color! His name is BearGeorge and you can find him HERE!
He's holding a hot cup from a little set made by Papertrey Ink (and it has a die, too!!) You can find the $5.00 set HERE! 
The die is 3.00!
 I colored Bear George with copic markers trying to match SUs colors Sweet Sugarplum and Rick Razzleberry.  They look sooooo GREAT together! I used SUs cable knit embossing folder again! CAn't get enough of it-It may show up on every winter card I make! The snowflakes and snowhills are from My Favorite Things. Lots of sponging and Stardust Stickles for sparkle, too!

I'm still struggling with photos, editing and this darn computer, but trying to learn to make it a smooth process! I hope some of these photos show this card's colors, dimension and sparkle. I'm pretty happy with it!
Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy and be grateful!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Good to be back!!

Hello!! It's so good to be posting again!! No health problems or anything catastrophic, just a new computer! Windows 10 threw me and without Picassa (EASY!!) editing, my photos looked blah! Well, I've still been creating and now I think ;) I can share again!

I adore the new embossing folder froom Stampin'Up-Cable knit!! It's such a thick folder that it took a bit for me to figure out the sandwich to use, but SOOO worth it! I love the look! That was my main goal on this tag. I cut Sahara Sand from MFT pierced tags. I used my paper cutter to cut two larger ones for layers (Pool party and Pomegranate). I colored up this adorable image from Whipper Snapper Designs called Puff & Stuff with copics and fussy cut it. It's on dimensionals with Tim Holtz (Sizzix trees) behind it. All covered with Stickles dry glitter in Diamond. Sparkly!!

 So thanks for looking! I hope to get more adept at editing my photos in Windows or in Google photo!
Enjoy your day! Cheryl

Sunday, July 31, 2016

More Fun in the Sun!

I've been busy enjoying summer and hope you have too!  I've also done some creating and it really is time to do some organizing! I've had this card on my computer for awhile now and intended to get it posted while we were on vacation in early July-didn't happen!! 
 Besides using awesome My Favorite Things products I also used one of their terrific sketches!! Wish I'd gotten it posted during the week of the sketch as I'd planned! I'm not on Instagram or Twitter, but it sure would be fun to be 'Spotted' by MFT!  Oh well, not this time!!

Anyway, I stamped heavy white cardstock with the MFT grid BG stamp.  I used the Lawn Fawn plaid 6 x6 paper for one banner and raspberry fizz (PTI) and canyon clay (PTI) for the other banners. They are cut with MFT dies.
The dotted paper is from PTI.  The images from the Pure Innocence set Fun in the Sun set is colored with Copic Markers and mounted on dimensionals. Below is a close up. I know you can see spatters on her leg. She was too close to the area where I was playing with Colorburst to make the BG for the previous card post. I guess it's the 'surf' spraying up on her!!

See all the sparkle!!
Again, I used Glossy Accents to make her 'shades' shiny!  I love the look of her!!
Thanks for stopping by!!  I appreciate it so much!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fun in the Sun!!

Hello! Dave and I have been back from the beach for a week now and back into the normal summer routine, if there is such a thing! We love the beaches of Maine-not what most people think of  when they think of Maine, but 7 mile beach at Old Orchard Beach is really beautiful! I actually made this card for my good friend and stamping buddy, Lisa (Kind Creations) to wish her a happy, happy summer.

I used the Pure Innocence set and die Fun In the Sun for my images and colored them with copic markers. Her suit and beachball were made polka-dotted by removing color with the colorless blender. Sparkle was added with Stickles-probably in Stardust.

The background was made with Ken Oliver's Colorburst powders in Turquooise (Caribbean Colors) and Sepia.  I wet the watercolor paper and tapped just a small amount from the color burst container. After I watched the magic happen for a bit, I used my wet paintbrush to help things along. Finally, using a wet paintbrush again, I tapped more clean water from by brush onto the background. When I had the look I wanted I dried the bg with my heat gun. I then used the Papertrey Ink Cover Plate to cut the bg into the wavy pieces you can see in picture. I glued it all down onto a base card of Coastal Cabana.  The terrific sunglasses die comes with the PI set and I cut those in black cardstock.  I covered the lenses with Glossy Accents for shininess.

So, there you have it. She is enjoyed some beach time in the good 'ole summertime!!\
Hope you are too!!
thanks for visiting!! Cheryl

Friday, July 8, 2016

MFT Color Challenge

Hello! l finally have a card to share! With the heat we'ved had I've been staying inside and it's given me a chance to create a litle bit! I've used MFT's recent color challenge for this one (and their stamps and dies too!)

 I used Grout Gray card stock as my base card. It looks more brown because my ink is crumb cake.  The background stamp is BURLAP in crumb cake.  Then I cute the frame from Die-namics BLUEPRINTS 29 in white. It was cut again to get the fill in pieces from the TRANQUIL TEXTURES Paper Pack. The WILD GREENERY die-namics were cut from  Sour Apple card stock.
Finally the LARGE DESERT BOUQUET  flowers were cut from white and stamped in the challenge colors (with a touch of darker teal added in the center of the blu raspberry).
Then I added some Stardust Stickles to the flower centers, which showed up really sparkly in this photo. I added a 3-layer black die-namic 'hi' from the Hi-Hello there die-namic set and covereed them with Glossy accents for some shine.
Thanks for visiting! 
Have a great summer weekend!

Monday, June 20, 2016

MFT Stamps-Camp Create-Sensational Sliders

Here I am again-this time with my card for badge number THREE! The challenge was posted on June 14, but you can link your card on MFT Educational Series Camp Create Challenge Until June 23! The challenges are fun, fun, fun! 
Hold tight! There are a lot of pictures! I love movement cards!!

 My card-CLOSED. I used Prehistoric fun stamps and dies as well as Balloon Strings background AND Blueprints 28 to make a surprise pop up card. The die made it soooo easy to accomplish WITH perfect cuts! All I had to do was cut the extra panel for underneath and score a couple of places. You can find the directions on Splitcoast Stampers-just search Resources for Surprise Pop Up. Here's the LINK for you.
A dear friend's daughter will have her first child in mid August and this is the card to go with herbaby shower gift . The baby's room is decorated in dinosaurs in primary colors. Of course, the card has to be made to match! That was my excuse for ordering MFT''s Prehistoric Fun set with the Die-namics. 
I also cut 2 colors of Leafy Greenery and two blue circles from MFT dies. 

 My dinos are cut from watercolor paper and watercolored with reinkers.
 There's a touch of stickles on the dinos and on the leaves. I attempted to add white gel pen for white spots. Close up it's not the best look. Oh, of course, that's a tiny MFT cloud too!
 There's some yellow baker's twine to pull up and stand the dinosaur scene while also revealing the sentiment.
Hope my kind of 'slider' card fits the MFT challenge! 
Well, that;s enough for now! Still two more cards to make glitter and shaker! And one more week (almost ) of work! Have a great day!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

MFT stamps-Camp Create-Delightful DIE CUTTING

I have another card for the CAMP CREATE week at My Favorite Things! Camp Create was 5 Days of Challenges posted last week, but you have until June 23 to add your creations to their blog. I'll link it below-after you look at my card, please. ;)
I mentioned yesterday that my little fox would have a friend visit his campsite for s'mores today, so here they are! Yes, it's a different little foxy from a different (but cute, cute, cute) MFT set! This set is Forest Friends . Cute animals, adorable sentiments and a couple of trees too! My absolute favorite sentiment, maybe of all time-"MAY THE FOREST BE WITH YOU"  Seriously, I love that one!!

Again, I used Tree-mendous for my trees and the campfire from Warm and Fuzzy Friends. I used a blending tool to blend my sky and grass background. The fox (I think) and squirrel as well as the campfire are watercolored with reinkers. The trees and trunks are cut from colored card stock. Once the trees are sponged with a darker green ink, you can spatter with water from a paintbrush and you get the 'blotches' that are so popular! Once inked, the background was also water spattered.
(I think I colored my fox as a badger/fox hybrid because of the white stripe on his head.) Stamping/coloring is so great 'cuz you can do what pleases you! Doesn't have to be real!!
So, thanks for visiting again. I've made more cards along this theme, but I also want (need) to use some of my other fabulous MFT stamps AND I have three more of the challenges to complete!
Here's the link to Camp Create! Educational Series
Better run!
Have a great Father's Day! I miss mine every day! How lucky I am that he was my Dad!


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