Monday, January 26, 2015

I'll "Owl"ways Love You!

With Valentine's Day right around the corner I thought I'd share a card I made for one of my grandkids. I love this cute image, but sorry to say I don't know who the talented Artist is! I have been trying to go through all of the digital images I have and sort them into files according to Artists; some are obvious but others, like this one, I'm not sure of. Maybe you could help me out...if you know the Artist please let me know.

I used Tim Holtz's Distressed Markers to colour with.  Some pretty ribbon, die cuts, folder embossing, buttons, inked layered wooden hearts, pearls and stitching all work together to finish this card up!
Until next time,
hugs,
Nancy
 
Challenges:
Creative Moments - Sketch {turned sideways}
Fussy and Fancy - Things with Wings
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Hearts and Ribbon
 


Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Nativity

Hope your Sunday is wonderful! I enjoyed the morning helping out in "Childcare" at church. It is always so much fun to hang out with the babies and toddlers. I admit that they can easily tire this grandma out but they never fail to make me smile!
Anyway, since faith is so very important to me, this card was an absolute delight to make. I have had this rubber stamp for some time now,
(won it in a card challenge), but just hadn't had the opportunity  to use it until now.


After inking the image I heat embossed it with copper embossing powder. I love how this made a sort of ridge around each section that I then coloured with my Copics. Lots and lots of die cuts, gemstones, and faux snow on this easel card. Had fun trying out this new "burlap paper" I bought at Michael's. Sentiment is also another rubber stamp, from a set that I won in a different card challenge!{As you can see I love challenges, I totally recommend entering them!}.
Here are a couple of close up shots...


Have a blessed day!
hugs,
Nancy


Challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - "Joy to the World"
Hiding In My Craft Room - Any Holiday
My Time To Craft - 2 or more People
Completely Christmas - Christmas for a Child
Cut It Up - Embossing {Heat}

Friday, January 23, 2015

Time for a change!

I came across another cute image I had coloured up earlier; this time it is by Doodle Garden!
I think I got my first Doodle Garden image as a freebie and fell in love! Then I was blessed to have a card win in a challenge and guess what the prize was; Doodle Garden images! This was one that I picked...


The DPs are by MME. I used an embossing folder on the blue envelope. The rest is pretty simple. No sentiment yet - I figured this card could work for a multitude of occasions, so I'll wait until the need arises, {though I am pretty sure a 1 word sentiment just below the button/bow will be the where I put it}.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
hugs,
Nancy

Challenges:
Fussy and Fancy - Things with Wings
Left of Center Creative - Layer it Up!
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Showered In Blessings...

As you can see I love colouring up Tiddly Ink images! They are so adorable...I just can't resist them! Here is my latest...



 
I decided to set her behind a framed, see through window, (cut from plastic packaging), and add some falling leaves to make a "Shaker Card". Lots of die cuts including the butterflies,flowers, frame and sentiment matting. A bit of green ribbon and lace as well. Though it doesn't show up real well there is glitter on both the butterflies and flowers. Several pearls, {flower centers}, edge doodling and a computer generated sentiment finish this card up.
Until next time,
hugs,
Nancy


Challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Butterflies

Monday, January 19, 2015

Baked with Love

Good Monday morning to you. Hope you had a great weekend! We had a little family get together to celebrate my husband's and his dad's birthdays! Lots of fun! I also got my Christmas tree down and put away...now the house looks so dull and empty! I also got to have a bit of crafting time and made up this card...


Yep!, another cute Tiddly Inks image! Like the previous ones I have had her coloured up for a bit just sitting on my desk waiting to be made into a project. I used MME papers and added these cute button embellishments, tied with a twine bow. Lots of faux stitching, {I think it's becoming a "trade mark" for me! lol}.
Thanks for stopping by. Wishing a blessed day.
hugs,
Nancy

Challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - No Circles
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, January 17, 2015

***Another Tiddly Ink's Image...

Hope your weekend is off to a good start. I am looking forward to a good one! Actually every weekend, when I don't have to work is a good one, lol!
Today I have card featuring another one of those cute Tiddly Ink images that I have had coloured up for some time. I think these images are simply adorable! I love just colouring them!
I used Copics again and this time I used blue and green papers by Authentique. Here it is...



As you can see I used the Martha Stewart snowflake punch again, but this time I added some flourishes made from a die by Sweet Cuts. { I won several of these dies in a card competition and absolutely love them. They are the perfect size for card making and cut wonderfully in my Big Shot}.
Again I added lots of glitter, faux snow, stitching and doodling. No sentiment yet as I am not sure if I will be using this as a "Birthday" or "Thinking of You" card. 
Well, that's it for now.
Blessings and hugs,
Nancy


Challenges:


Patties' Creations - "Fun in the Snow"
Paper Creators - Anything Goes
* My Sheri Crafts - Let It Snow!
Di's Digis Designs - Add Sparkle!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

*** An Valentine's Day Easel Card


Every time I make an easel card I think, why don't I make these more often - I simply love them! It's not like they are hard; a bit more paper and a little more time consuming but the end result is so worth it!
Anyway, I have had this cute Tiddly Ink image coloured up for a while now but hadn't gotten around to making her into a card. Since I had coloured her in pink I decided to make her into a Valentine;s Day card using these pretty MME papers i had. The single snowflake was made using a Martha Stewart punch. The snowflake border was made from a Tim Holtz's die. Lots of glitter and a bit of faux snow on this card. I added a trim of pink rick rack, a couple of tiny metal hearts, buttons tied with pink twine, (snowflake centers), and faux stitching/doodling. I simply typed up the sentiment using a fun font on my computer.
Here are a few close up pictures:

Card Front

Sentiment
Tiddly Ink Image
Well, that's it for today. Hope you have a wonderful day!
hugs,
Nancy

Challenges:
*In the Pink - Anything Goes {plus pink}
Moving Along With The Times - Dies/Punches {Both -Snowflakes & Border Snowflakes}
Crafty Gals Corner - Sweetheart {add a heart somewhere - 2 metal ones}
The Paper Shelter - Dies/ Punches {Snowflake punch & die}
DigiStamps4Joy - Bingo {Die/Punch//Hearts//Buttons}