Friday, December 6, 2013
Its time for another challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers blog - http://thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/
Our challenge this time is 'Baby its cold outside' I used Katerina Koukiotis's 'Home for the Holidays' and colored her with prismacolor pencils.
This is such a sweet image and with her rosy cheeks it does look a bit chilly outside :) The background paper has snowflakes on it and I used a ribbon with snowflakes and snowflake stickers too :)
If you ever wonder what paper I use to color - someone asked me this recently - I use Cryogen White cardstock that I get from the Paper Temptress ( http://papertemptress.com/ ) for the majority of my coloring, as todays is - my next favorite is the Neenah cardstock - ivory and desert storm (kraft colored but smooth to color on) also from Paper Temptress.
The Cryogen White is very smooth, takes color beautifully, doesn't bleed and it has a sparkly sheen to it that just adds a subtle pizzaz that I really love :)
Make sure to check out my fellow DT members blogs as they have some really pretty cards to show you, play along with us and you could win some free images from Sweet Pea Stamps!!!
All for me this am as I am off to spend the day with my Chief Craft Enabler as we make the rounds of the craft stores over in Pensacola :)
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Well this week sure has gone fast - I still have a long to do list to get done - both house and craft projects. Got some cleaning done and a bunch of Christmas shopping and today I finished off about 5 cards and started a wedding box for a friend.
I am working on the stash of cards I colored over the week of Thanksgiving at home in Nebraska.
I haven't played along with a House Mouse challenge in a long time - mainly for a serious lack of time, but I love their Christmas stamps so I have a few colored up .
I colored this sweet House Mouse stamp with prismacolor pencils and layered it to some brown cardstock and some pinecone ribbon and some pretty dark green DP.
Check out all the great HM Christmas cards over at the challenge blog here - http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/
All for tonight - need to figure out something to make for super tonight.....kinda late to start planning which means I have no clue what I am making....ah sigh....I really don't like to cook :)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
A quick note this evening - I didn't get a chance to play in the Tuesday challenge over at Flourishes last week as we were out of town the week of Thanksgiving and I didn't get anything put together in time.
I had stamped up a bunch of Christmas images to color when we were home - went to a craft fair with my Mom one day and sat with her in her booth, so between that day and some evenings, I managed to get about 8/9 images colored - now I just need to get them all put together.
Both these stamps are from Flourishes. I colored the main image with prismacolor pencils and embossed the phrase in copper. The challenge this week at Flourishes is for 'stitching' so I added some faux stitching to the main layer, the brown and the base layer of DP.
Check out the challenge here - www.flourishes.org/blog/
For the maim image - the cardstock I used is Neenah Desert Storm from Paper Temptress. This is a great cardstock - kraft colored but smooth and takes both pencil and copics perfectly - it is one of my 'go-to' cardstocks (along with Neenah ivory and my top fav Cryogen White) I get my coloring cardstock here - www.papertemptress.com - but watch out she also has a ton of beautiful specialty papers that are very hard to resist (trust me I KNOW - I just placed a large order this week :)
All for tonight - time to get some super and then relax with the DH on the couch :)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I am running a bit late with todays post so will make it quick - I did this card for the current (for another hour - slightly less...) challenge over at Impression Obsession, which is for 'Inspired by a quote' Check out the challenge here - www.mitrafriant.typepad.com
I used 'Framed window' #D1748 and 'Predict the future' D1383. I colored the window with lighter copics and then embossed the phrase over the top.
I can just imagine a lot of futures being imagined/predicted and planned for on a summer evening on the porch :)
We got back from our Nebraska Thanksgiving trip Saturday noonish and I worked sat and sunday nights - had a tummy bug that tore into me sunday afternoon throughout the night and most of the day Monday but thankfully am feeling better today because I have a ton of stuff to catch up on - did some house cleaning today and started making room for the Christmas tree....one card done.... :)
I am hopeful that tomorrow I will get a big pile of cards done as I have a bunch colored up for Christmas cards...
Better go now so I can get this linked up in time :)
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Just a quick Thanksgiving evening post with pics of the fam....
The first two were taken outside and it was COLD - only had the coats off for a few minutes.
The first picture is of the Fujan Clan - Florida branch - the hubby, DD, DS and I.
Next picture is my Brother Chris and DD, Wife and DS.
The third picture is my sisters family - fourth is my youngest brothers family.
Then we have the entire clan.
All for today - Take Care
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Just a quick post tonight - took a few pictures while I have been home of the sunrise. The first 2 pictures are Sunday morning on the way to my Mom's craft fair.
The last 3 pictures were taken Monday morning off my Mom's deck.
Its pretty cold up here for us Florida folk but I have enjoyed the sunrises!!!
All for today - Take Care
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time for another Sweet Pea Stampers challenge - this time the challenge is 'Lots of texture'
I used Rebecca Sinz's 'Jahyel' from Sweet Pea Stamps and colored it with copics.
I layered her to a Spellbinders die cut and the base layer both of which I ran through a texture folder. the red and black layer is coordinations paper and the black sanded off to revel the red.
I used some paper roses and red pearl drops for accents and the base cardstock is a dark red.
Make sure to check out the Sweet Pea Stampers blog for all the inspiration from the other Design Team members - http://thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/
I need to get off the computer and get my suitcase packed - we are going back home to Nebraska for Thanksgiving - can't wait to give my DD a big old hug (even if she does roll her eyes at me :). It will be nice to be around all the family for Thanksgiving too!!!!
Have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving everyone!!!