Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Little Petal -- A NR for All Dressed Up Stamps

 It's that time of the month where I get to share a New Release from All Dressed Up Stamps. Wendy releases 3 new images each month.  You will find all of them in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop.

This month, I had the absolute pleasure of creating with Little Petal. Isn't she sweet?

I had my watercolor markers handy, so I decided to color Little Petal up using them. I alway like the softer look of watercolors, but I'm not very proficient at it.

The background paper is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It's one of the papers in the Summer Splash collection. 

The watercolor markers and the sentiment (both stamps and die cut) are from Altenew.  The sequins are a mix from Honey Bee Stamps. 

You can see the other New Releases, and the wonderful projects from the design team in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group and on the ADU challenge blog.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Starry Skies -- For Dies R Us Challenges

 Here we are, to the 15th of June already.  Summer is just about here on the calendar, and many of us are in summer mode now that schools are out, and graduation is over.  

Dies R Us Challenges has a theme of Dads/Masculine this month.  Use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store, follow the theme, and you have until the end of the month to link up. 

I needed several Graduation cards recently, and this is what I created for one of them:


I used the Starry Skies background die from Sizzix, and the You Did It dies from Frantic Stamper.  The yellow background was blended with inks from Hero Arts and Tim Holtz Oxide Distress inks

I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks for our Dads/Masculine challenge.  Just remember to use a brand of die found in the Dies R Us Store.  For Canadian friends, there is the Didi Crafts Store.  It offers a wonderful selection of craft products and reasonable shipping rates. 



Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Daisy Fairy -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Greetings, friends!  It's June 1 already!  These months go by so fast!  June 1 means a new challenge is starting in the All Dressed Up Stamps facebook group.   Our theme this month is "Pick a color/colors".  Pick your favorites, and join in the challenge! You'll find many fantastic images in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop. The challenge starts today, and runs all month.

I chose the "colors" option for my card.  I like to combine multiple colors together when Copic coloring, instead of always using a color family.  This works particularly well for hair and flowers.  I combined both hair AND flower multiple colors here on this card:


This is Daisy Fairy.  Isn't she the sweetest?  I used shades of pink and yellow on the petals of her dress and flower in her hair (one of my favorite color combos for coloring Copics.) Another favorite combo was used on her hair.  I used shades of violet, blue violet, blue, and gray. 

I found papers that matched my theme so well at We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The 2 designer papers are both from the Darcy's Garden collection.  There are 6 more beautiful papers, for a total of 8.

The sentiment was computer generated, then cut out with banner die from Hero Arts. The glitter  trim is from Close To My Heart.  The crinkle ribbon is by D.L. Art.  The oval shapes are by Spellbinders Paper Arts.

I hope you join us this month for the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook challenge, Pick a Colors/color. You'll find another challenge every month over at the ADU Challenge Blog


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Passion for Markers -- 3 or more layers
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand colored image
Cutie Pie Challenge -- Digis & die cuts

Southwestern Scene -- for Dies R Us Challenges

Good day, Friends!  It's June 1 (already), and it's time for a new challenge on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog The challenge will run until June 14, with a new challenge starting on June 15.  This month's theme is Dads/Masculine.  Use any brand of die in the Dies R Us Store, follow the theme, and link up with us! 

Sadly, I no longer need to make Father's Day cards, so I used the masculine option instead:


This card uses a Spellbinders die set called Colorblock Landscape.  I combined it with a sun ray background die from Lawn Fawn. The sentiment and die that cut it out are from the Hero Arts set Message Strips Stamp & Die XL.  The embossing powder I used was the Nuvo Fine Detail -- Copper Blush. 

I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks!  Just use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store

For Canadian customers, you'll enjoy the Didi Crafts Store.  You'll find a great selection of crafting goodies and reasonable shipping!



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Paper Funday -- Masculine
TTCRD -- ATG

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Je T'aime -- for Dies R Us Challenges

 Hello, hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Are you enjoying May?  I think it's my favorite month of the year, but it's going way too fast!  In fact, we're 1/2 way through the month already.  May 15 -- not only is it the 1/2 way point for this beautiful month, it's also time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges.  This month, the challenges are anything goes!  Just use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store.


I've had this set of dies for years, but have never used them.  I decided it was time!  Visiting Paris is on my bucket list, and I'd love to get there sooner than later.  We'll see.  In the meantime, I'll dream of traveling again, and make pretty cards:


This couple are enjoying the sights of Paris, while also enjoying each other's company and their very French dog.  What's more French than a French Poodle, after all? You could argue it should be a French Bulldog on the card, but a poodle die is what I have.

I made this card with dies from Crafter's Companion and Impression Obsession.  Both companies dies are available at the Dies R Us Store. The Paris dies from Crafter's Companion are part of the Parisian Collection.  They are the Je T'aime die set (couple on the bench and the poodle).  The Eiffel Tower is a die called "Purely Paris".  I used 2 products from Impression Obsession dies. The grass is 'Small Grass Border', cut twice and layered. The heart that I used for the sentiment is part of the Layered Hearts Trio die set.

I found the most appropriate papers for this card at We Are 3 Digital Shop. I used 2 papers from the Paris Cafe Collection. The sentiment is also from We Are 3 Digital Shop. It is part of the Heart Love sentiments set. 

I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks for the Anything Goes Challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There will be a gift certificate to the store awarded to one lucky winner, and 3 designer choice awards.  

If you are one of our Canadian friends, check out the Didi Crafts Store for a great selection of crafty supplies and reasonable shipping rates. 


Sunday, May 1, 2022

Hello, Spring! For All Dressed Up Stamps

 Ah, spring!  It's a favorite time of year for many of us!  The ice goes off the lakes, the birds return, and the temperatures supposedly warm up.  We had one of the coolest Aprils on record where I live, even experiencing a little snow a couple days ago, so I'm still waiting for the warmth.

Spring also means an abundance of flowers, and that's our theme this month for the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook challenge.  We want to see your flower creations, featuring an All Dressed Up Stamps image.  The challenge will run the whole month of May. 


I used the darling Springtime image for this month's flower challenge.  It's so sweet, don't you think? 


I colored Springtime with Copic markers, computer generating the sentiment. 

I used a piece of digital paper from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The teal, embossed looking paper is from the Touch of Teal Collection

The floral border is a die from Crafter's Companion.  It is one of their edgeable dies. I used some 1/2 backed pearls from my collection to finish off the card.

I hope you can join us this month in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group for our monthly 'Flowers' challenge.  You'll find another challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge Blog

I'd love to see your creations!


Butterfly Sympathy Card -- For Dies R Us Challenges

It's the first of May, and it's time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges. For the month of May, the challenges are "Anything Goes", as long as you use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store

One of my  best friend's mothers died, and I needed to make a sympathy card.  I wanted it to be very special, because they were/are both such special ladies.  Here's what I created:



The butterflies are all from the same die set.  It is called Delicate Butterflies, by Spellbinders. I inked the base of the card and the wings of each butterfly with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry.   The gold 1/2 pearls are also from Spellbinders, and finish off the card. 

I hope you can join the Anything Goes challenge this next 2 weeks on the Dies R Us Challenge blog. A gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store, and 3 designer choice awards will be given out. 

If you live in Canada, check out Didi's Crafts for wonderful products and reasonable shipping.