Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monochromatic Christmas

When I saw this challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge I figured "what the heck.. I'll give it a go!" Little did I know I spent almost twice the time coloring this image as I normally do.. lol. I always have my fav "go to" colors in my Copics so suddenly when you have to use all in one family it makes each section a little more thought out. But who's complaining? Not me.. I'd rather be coloring than just about anything else! So here's the results:

I just love this image. She just seems so deep and thought and on a mission of some sort.  
I am usually a Copic purist meaning I don't like to add anything.. but I must admit, I have been playing more and more with adding colored pencils.  (yes.. still using my "RoseArt" cheapies!! gasp!) I have to tell you though, I do own a few prismas and I do not like adding the Ordorless Mineral Spirits. I feel like it spreads the pencil out to much no matter how fine of a point I have on the paper stump. I am sure it is user error and I just need more practice. But if something is that frustrating for me then it is no longer fun. So my own process is working for me. I just use the side of the pencil or a super sharp point to lay in more pronounced lines. 
Here's the close up:

And there is no way I am listing all the!! If it started with an "E" it was used!
The papers were downloaded from Silke Scraps (along with the photo corners and buttons)
The stamp and sentiment are both Penny Black.
I think that's all except for the challenges which I will list at the bottom. I hope you are staying warm!


Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Monochromatic Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - Monochrome
Simply Scrapping Crafts - Copic Corner Challenge - use one other medium with your Copics
One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Cuties
Totally Paper Crafts - Untraditional Christmas
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Christmas
Fairy Fun Friday - Buttons and Bows

Monday, November 29, 2010

Last Guest DT Card for ATS (sniff.. sniff)

Just joking.. of course! I cannot believe the month is already over and so alas is my Guest DT stint for All That Scaps!! It was such a joy to work with such great people and to play with such wonderful art!!! Love you guys and I will always be around to play in the challenges!!
So without further delay, here’s the last two cards. The first one is Sweet November Penelope.

Here’s the details for Penelope:
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah and K&Company
Sentiment: Inkadinkado

Misc: Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Nestie Scallop (punched the edge with my crop-o-dile), Oval and Circle, Glossy Accents and GlamourDust.
Charm and Ribbon: Stash
Skin: E02, E00, E000 and R20
Outfit: R81, R83, R85, B00
Hair: Y21, YR21

Well, looks like I’ve lost my list for this one. You can figure out most of it.. no new secrets or exciting stuff with this one.. lol. The ticket was created with the template I had made and is available on my freebie page.  And I know the embellie is K&Company. (I love those!!)

As always, thanks so much for swinging by. I do hope you will pop over to ATS store and their blogs! So much to look at and so many challenges!!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Blog Candy

OneCrazyStamper is offering a $25 gift card to one lucky follower.
To enter
-Become a follower of OneCrazyStamper DT blog. (follow link on pic)
-Spread the word by putting this pic on your blog linking back to OneCrazyStamper DT Blog.
-Add your name into Mr. Linky.
We will use to pick a winner Dec. 31

Good Luck!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenge DDSB#35

First off, if you are in the States then Happy Thanksgiving!! This is a pre-scheduled post so while you read this I am probably elbow deep in flour or a turkey. And if you are swinging by later in the week I am probably trying to be really creative with all those leftovers!!
I hope some time in the next week you'll be able to come join our challenge!
The challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best is "Red and Green". I am especially thrilled to share this weeks card with you because Judy had asked to let her know if any of us on the Design Team had requests. I piped right up!! I had been looking for a good Poinsettia stamp and wow!! Am I glad I waited for this fantastic image!!
Isn't that image just grand?? It's so easy to make a great card when you start with this calibur of artwork!  Here's a close up shot of the different elevations:

Here's a close up of that frame:
I had a rant a couple of weeks ago about how the nesties on this set (Label 17) do not cut out great borders in a nestie fashion. But WOW!! Do they cut out great frames or what?!!
I totally cased my card from this wonderful artist, Judy Hayes.  I saw her card on Splitcoaststampers and it literally took my breath away. I just adored it.  

Here's the Copics I used:
Poinsettia: R89, R39 and R29
Center: Y21 and Y28
Leaves: YG63 and YG03


As always, thanks for coming by! I sure hope you'll come join in the challenge this week. I can't wait to see what you've made!


The Crafty Pad - Red and Green
Hodge Podge - Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Paper Piecing and Layer upon Layer (Thanks LeAnn!!)
Crafty Creations Challenge - Christmas is Coming
Fab 'n' Funky - Go with the Flow (anything goes)

Monday, November 22, 2010

All That Scraps Guest DT (3rd week)

Here's the next two installments of my cards for All That Scraps. (This week that link will take you to their challenge blog in case you've not been there yet) This one is the Sugarplums "Candle Emma".

    And the second card is "Christmas Angel"

There's that ticket! If you want to grab it you can on the freebie page. Thanks so much for looking.. now head over to All That Scraps and pick up some of these precious stamps!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Raise The Bar DT Card

What a fitting theme we have for you at Raise the Bar this week and that is to be "Grateful". I have so much to be grateful for and I pray you do too!

I've told you guys before that I used to be a florist so Thanksgiving was a time to make a LOT of cornucopias as well as other centerpieces. Coloring this beautiful image from Northwoods was just as satisfying to create.
Here's a close up:

I hope you'll join us this week. There will not be a challenge next week so I'll see you again for RTB the following week!
Oops.. almost forgot the details ; )
Stamp: Northwoods
Papers: K&Company, Bazzill and Neenah
Ink: Tim Holtz Orange Marmalade Distress Ink
Ribbon: Michael's Store Brand
Flower: Made from SVG cut for Sure Cuts Alot available here at Penny Duncan Creations.
Basket: E00, E31, E33, E39
Pumpkins: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR65
Apples: R29, R27, R24, Y04
Onion and Oak Leaves: Y21, YR21
Squash: YG11, Y11, YG99, YG63
Corn: Y13, YR18, YR65
Red Leaves: R39, R27, R08
Grapes: V09, V06, V01


Hodge Podge Shop Challenge - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Favorite Colors
Creative Card Crew - Give Thanks
Stamp Something - Something with Thanks
Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Thank You or Thanksgiving
For Fun Challenges - Turkey Day Every Day (show thanks)
Paper Pretties - Thanks
Tellen's Place - Give Thanks

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenge DDSB#34

It's another fun challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.. anything goes!!
My DT contribution this week is this adorable Christmas scene.
Isn't this just a dream? It was so much fun to color, especially that roof. I created that with DecoArt SnowWriter and then sprinkled it with DecorArt Glamour Dust.
Here's a close up:
All those lovely bits had Glossy Accents added to them.
And here's the angle shot:

Here's the Recipe:
Stamps: Digi Doodle Shop "A Candy Christmas"
Sentiment - Studio 18
Paper: Digi Papers, Georgia Pacific and Bazzill
Buttons and Ribbon: Stash
Misc: Nesties Circle and Scallop,Nestie Lables Two,  DecoArt SnowWriter, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, White Gel Pen
E13, E15, E17
C3, C5, C7
YG06, B00
Y28, Y04

Thanks for stopping by and don't miss out on all the lovelies created by my teamies!!
Come and join the challenge! I can't wait to see what you've created!

Ladybug Crafts Ink - Christmas Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss - Traditional Christmas Colors
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Stamp Something - Digi Day (sponsored this week by Digi Doodle Shop)
Delightful Challenges - Baby It's Cold Outside (Winter Weather)
Fresh Brewed Blog - Show Off Your Style


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ticket Freebie

I was playing around last night trying to come up with a Ticket template I could use to add whatever saying I wanted. It is for some upcoming DT cards that won't post for awhile but I wanted to share this ticket with you. Feel free to share on your blog also. I would of course greatly appreciate credit ; )

As always, click on the thumbnail before right clicking to save so you are getting the full image.
Have fun and I would love to see anything you make using it.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2nd Week Guest DT at ATS

Ok, I've said it before and I will say it again, and again, and I love CC Designs available at All That Scraps, and I am deeply honored to be their guest DT this month. Here's both of my cards that were posted yesterday:

This is the Sweet November Darby image. I used snowflake vellum over aqua cs. It really looses it's impact in these pics but in real life it looks so frosty and cool!! The sentiment was printed on the 'puter and I just added Glossy Accents and GlamourDust to the tops. You can find the font here. It is called Almonte Snow. The snowflake is just a wingbat. The snowflakes were cut with Spellbinders and accented with light blue/aqua ink, Glossy Accents and Glamour Dust.
Here's the 2nd card:

 This is Cookie Emma. I think she is a favorite of ALL Sugarplum fans! Again, the sentiment was created on my computer. That font is called Angelica and you can download it here.
The label was cut out using my Digital Scrapbook Artist  program. There is a free version of the program, you just can't use a lot of the features like editing photos but the elements are all accessible. You can try the free version
Here's a close up and angle shot:

The cookie and her legs are popped up. The flower embellie is from K&Company.
Sorry I don't have my list of Copics. I really hate when that happens!!


Ladybug Crafts Ink - Christmas Sparkle

Monday, November 15, 2010

You are Loved!

That's the sentiment on this card. I started making this card for the challenge at Copic Creations because I wanted to "play" with the technique of paper piecing using a digi. I used a digi image from A Day for Daisies. As it evolved with the butterflies and seniment it is now a card for my daughter just to let her know how much she means to me. I don't think any of us truly realize how much our moms love us 'til we have children of our own. Then we begin to understand all the nights they walked the floors with us when we were teething, when we were sick and as we got older, nursed our broken hearts. Now that she's a mom herself I think she will finally understand what it means when a mom says "I love you".

Here's the close up shots:

I stamped the butterfly (she loves them.. always has!!)  on vellum with Staz-On and then colored it on the reverse side with my Copics.
Here's the rest of the details:
Stamp: A Day for Daisies "My Girl"
Butterfly - Hero Arts "Antique Engravings"
Sorry, I don't know the maker for my sentiment but it's part of a baby set
Dress was printed on K&Company
Ink: Staz-On black
Ribbon: Stash
Misc: Vellum, White Gel Pen
Skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
Hair: YR24, YR21, Y21, Y11
Dress: BG72, BG13
Baby's Shoes: E04

Thanks for taking the time to swing by! Now to go get this in the challenge so I can put it in the mail tomorrow! And mom.. if you ever see this.. I love you!


Copic Creations - Shading & Paper Piecing

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New DT Announcement!

It's official!! I have been lucky enough to be chosen to be a part of the wonderful design team for One Crazy Stamper. (Fitting title for most of us.. huh?) We will be launching our very first challenge on December 7th, and from thereafter they will be on the 1st of every month. So why don't you head over to the brand spanking new blog and become a follower and then head over to the OCS store and see the great sales and deals Lora has for you!
Oh, and while your at it, why not swing by my teamies blogs and leave them some love??
 Sue  -
 Madge  -
 Michelle  - (hhmm.. great name!)
 Jacilynn (DT Coordinator) -


Friday, November 12, 2010

Raise The Bar DT Card

Our challenge this week at Raise The Bar is "Oh, Baby!" Here's my card:

Isn't that image just the cutest? It is from Digi Doodle Shop and is colored with Copics. I made those flowers with the help of my Cricut the other night. But last night (which by the time this posts will have been last week.. lol) I found a great youtube video and now I am making them totally different. It is a lot quicker and just as cute! Click here if you would like to see (after you finish with the rest of the post of course.. lol).
Here's the rest of the details:
Sentiment stamp: Studio G
Papers: Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, K&Company
Ribbon: Offray
Misc: Circle and Scallop Nesties, Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, White Gel Pen, Stickles, Rhinestones
I sure hope you get a chance to play along with us this week and don't forget to check out the rest of the beautiful work by my fellow DT members!
Moving Along With the Times - Nice and bright (thanks Lisa Jane!!)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Time to Sparkle (ok.. it's not too sparkly but there are rhinestones and stickles on the flowers )
Fresh Brewed Blog - 2 or more patterned papers (my flowers were cut from script patterned paper)
Fab n Funky - Circles
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Fairy Fun Friday - Make your own flowers

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenge DDSB#33

The challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best is "Don't Forget our Men". Now..come on. I can almost hear you groaning.. lol. Why do we all react that way to masculine cards?? In all honesty, I do the same thing. I've had the list of challenges and this one got pushed after all the "fun" ones. But look at this!! I am so thrilled with the way it turned out and now I am wondering why I react that way. I just love the way both layers look like license plates. That evolved as I was working on it. I have those awesome square eyelets that I've never used before. Love them!! The silver in the corners of the Sentiment layer are silver 1/2 pearls. So come on.. let's rock those man cards!! I can't wait to see what you've come up with.
Here's the details:
Stamp: Digi Doodle Shop "Old Truck 2"
Cornish Heritage Farms "GM Series"
Papers: The Paper Studio (it's actually a soccer ball print.. lol),  XpedX and Georgia Pacific
Eyelets: Making Memories
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (distressed the edges of soccer paper with it and on the sentiment)
C1 thru C9, E31, BG10, BG0000



Monday, November 8, 2010

All That Scraps Guest DT (2nd week)

OOOhhh.. I've been waiting to be able to show this card!! It is one of my all time favorite images!! I love all the Emma's but Emma with cocoa.. what could be sweeter??
I also added the Holly and Berry stamp and that wonderful sentiment from AmyR Stamps "Sassy Sentiment".
Here's a close up and an angle shot so you can see the details better:

Isn't that great?? But in all honesty.. the ONLY people that see me before coffee are those that either live with me, camp with me or spend the night.. because I don't go ANYWHERE til I've had my coffee.. lol!
Here's all the details:
Stamps: Cocoa Emma (mine is the digi version so may vary in size from rubber)
Holly & Berry and Sasy Sentiments by AmyR Stamps. All are from All That Scraps
Papers: Bazzill, K&Company, Georgia Pacific
Ribbon: Celebrate It (Michaels)
Brads: Recollections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle
Misc: Glossy Accents, DecoArt Glamour Dust
Skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
White on Clothing: B00, 0
Boots, Shirt and Flower: R81, R83, R85
Coffee Cup: C3, C5, C7
Pink Stripe: RV02
Coat and Pants: Yg99, YG95, YG91
Sorry, I didn't write down what colors I used for the Holly.

Thanks so much for stopping by!