Monday, October 20, 2014

A bit of practice with Distress Markers

Hope your week has started off well. It is cold and wet here in SW Ontario, but that's OK since I wanted to just do some baking away. It is my eldest grandson's birthday today and since Braden doesn't like cake I decided to make him some Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for his after school snack...always good with a glass of cold milk! Yum!
Anyway, another good thing to do on a cold, wet day is practice your colouring! So here is another of my attempts with the Water Colour Distress Markers, on loan from my daughter, Jasmine.
This time I worked with a Mo Manning image that I bought a few years back. I actually thought I had lost it (due to a computer crash), but thank goodness my husband told me to back up my files onto an external hard drive, because there she was- safe & sound! Here take a peek at the end result:


I decided to work with shades of purple simply because I found them the easiest to blend with and I wanted to finally use this mauve DP that I have had for forever! {You know, one of those papers you just love so much you can't bear to cut it!}. I used 6 different dies on this card, some bling, pearls, an antique gold button and a metal heart! The pretty ribbon flowers, satin edged ribbon, {bow}, and the crocheted lace are all from good old Walmart. I distressed most of the edges with my little heart shaped distressing tool and ink. Lots of machine stitching on this card as well.
I am really pleased with how this turned out. Those distress markers are getting more and more appealing every day! {I sure hope Santa reads blogs, lol!}.
 
Blessings & hugs,
Nancy


Challenges:
Card Mania - Buttons
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Cutie Pie - Purple + Cute
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes With A Butterfly
That Craft Place - Girls - No Pink
Southern Girls - Words

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Cute Little Fox by Polka Doodle!

How's your weekend going - great I hope! Mine is kind of quiet, not feeling so well - gallbladder, I think.  So to take my mind off of pain I decided to work on a card. 
 
 
 I had coloured this image earlier in the week, using distress markers, that I borrowed from my daughter, Jasmine. {Thanks Jazz. I think I'm going to ask Santa for some!} I inked all the edges to give them a bit of distressing of their own. The DP is from my Treasure Box. Used a sentiment embossing folder on the card stock and a pretty die to make the frame. Brads are by MME. Lots of real stitching on this one.
Well, that's it for now.
hugs,
Nancy


Challenges:
Allsorts - Embossing
Hiding In My Craft Room - Embossing
STAMPlorations - Stamp & Embossing
Bunny Zoe's - Animals
Sketch N Stash - Sketch
Quirky Crafts - Frame It

Friday, October 17, 2014

Braden's Birthday Card.

Good morning! Today is my turn for DT inspiration over at Meljen's Designs and I have a birthday card I made for my grandson, Braden, who will be turning 11 years old on Monday, to share with you. If you ask Braden what he would like to eat, {morning , noon, or night}, he will tell you he would like a "Cheeseburger!" It's his favourite. So for his card I knew I just had to use Melissa's "Big Burger" image. You can find it right here in the shop.
 
I borrowed some "Distress Ink Water Colour Markers", from my daughter, Jasmine, to colour  this image up. This was my very first time trying them and I think with a bit of practice I could get to really like working with them. I'm a "Copic Girl", but I love the soft look of water colour and have a hard time achieving that look with Copics. 
I started out to make this a CAS card with lots of white space. but I just couldn't leave that big white space alone, lol. So I added a pocket with an inserted tag, {that will probably hold a gift card for a much desired cheeseburger!}. The DPs, ribbon and button are all from my stash. I used my Dymo Punch to make the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my post. Don't forget about the Meljen's Designs' weekly challenge which is a sketch , and keep an eye out for a freebie this weekend from Melissa as well!
hugs,
Nancy

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time for a new challenge....

Well here we are at Thursday again and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Meljen's Designs! This week's theme is "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend!"; we want to see lots of "shiny" on your projects!. Remember you don't have to use a Meljen's image but the prize is better if you do!
Here is my Easel card...


I know that this weekend here in Canada is Thanksgiving, but when I think of shiny & bright I think of Christmas, so I went with a Christmas card! The image is a cropped Santa Baby Diva and you can find her right here.
Lots of die cut leaves, that I also embossed, on this card and I used gem stones and glitter to brighten it up.
I do hope you will play along this week. You can enter your card right here.
hugs,
Nancy


Challenges:
Crafty Little Fairies - Use 1 DP
Milk Coffee - Lots of Layers
Southern Girls - Girly/Shabby Chic {Girly}

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Little Fun With My Sizzix Products

With last Saturday being World Card Making Day, I decided to have a little fun with my Sizzix  products and there is what I came up with...
 
 
I had fun using 4 different Sizzix embossing folders, my star, pumpkin and scroll dies plus my Tim Holtz's House and fence dies. I used distress inks by Tim Holtz and Black Tuxedo ink by Memento. The papers are mainly cardstock and 1 DP by MMe.The sentiment stamp is from Michael's. I also used a circle punch to create the moon, glitter glue and a Sharpie Marker.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.
hugs,
Nancy


Challenges:


Sizzix  - Halloween Project {used 5 Sizzix dies & 4 Sizzix embossing folders}
Come and Get It - Halloween
Craft a Scene - By The Silvery Moon
The Corrosive Challenge - Halloween Colors
My Time To Craft - Die cuts Only!
 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scripture Sentiment Stickers

Well, here we are again - mid week! And not only that but it's a new month! I don't know about you, but time seems to be flying bye to me. I really should start working on some Christmas projects but I found these wonderful Scripture Sentiment stickers at Dollar Tree and with all the great Sketch challenges going on I've been busy making, I would say, "all occasion" cards. Here is my latest one...

I used 5 different DPs, {mostly all BoBunny}, on this one and 3 different die cuts. I decided to stick with the colours of Fall - they are my favourite colours anyway! This sketch is by Sketchy Colors and I simply loved working with it! I cut out the 3 hearts with my good old original red Sizzix die cutter! Love that old thing! I added 3 antique white buttons to the center of each. And of course the main focus is the sentiment, one from the Scripture Sticker sheet I got at the Dollar Tree.

Well, that's it for today. 
I pray that "The Lord bless you and keep you."
Until next time,
Nancy

Challenges:
Sketchy Colors - Sketch
613 Avenue _ Use a Heart
Simply Less Is More - Use Words
Creative Corner - Brown and Turquoise
Keep It Simple - No Stamps

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Another Thanksgiving Card

I have to say, even though I suffer terribly from allergies at this time of the year, it is still my favourite! I love the magnificent colours of Fall and I am so blessed to live in an area where no matter where you look those colours are there.
My card for today is a bit smaller than my normal 6x6, but in order to use the sketch by Kraftin' Kimmie and the biggest scroll die I have I decided to make the card 5x5 so all the pieces would look proportionate. The DPs are by 7 gypsies and Recollections. I used 3 different dies on this card, some faux stitching and doodling and a sentiment sticker - no stamps! I added an antique button just for fun. So here it is, hope you like it.
 
 
I was a fun change of pace not using any stamps; made this card quite quick & easy!
Thanks for stopping by. 
Sending hugs your way,
Nancy
 
Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bingo {DP; die cut & Sentiment}
Our Daily Bread - Fall Inspired
Creating in Faith, Hope and Love - Scripture Verse